CAMDEN — MaineStay Media and VillageSoup announce Zack Miller and Christine Simmonds have been promoted to managing editors of The Camden Herald and The Courier-Gazette.

Simmonds, a lifelong Midcoast resident, will take over in a leadership role for The Courier-Gazette.

Miller is taking the helm of The Camden Herald.

“This ushers in a new era for these publications with some talented younger people taking over,” said longtime editor Daniel Dunkle, who is leaving his position with the company to pursue a new opportunity in the area. “I expect great things from Zack and Christine, who have both been doing excellent work here in recent years.”

Miller grew up in southern New Hampshire and earned a bachelor’s degree in media studies from the New England School of Communications in Bangor — now a part of Husson University. He has worked in the Midcoast since 2015, when he started at VStv in Rockport, and then transitioned to the sports team as a sports reporter for MaineStay Media and VillageSoup in 2017. Miller then became Community Editor in the fall of 2021.

Simmonds grew up in Rockland and attended Rockland District High School. She returned to the coast after graduating from the University of Maine at Farmington. She was a teacher for many years before joining The Courier-Gazette staff in 2019 as a reporter. In addition to covering local news, Simmonds writes Undercover Cashier and Book Babe.

“I am excited to see Christine and Zack step up and lead The Courier-Gazette and Camden Herald,” said publisher Chris Crockett. “They are smart, thoughtful, community-minded journalists and will do a great job with these publications.”