Staff Reports

The “Opelika Observer” is pleased to welcome an addition to its staff. Rebekah Martin, from Montgomery is joining the “Observer” as the new Assistant Editor.

Martin is a 2011 graduate of Faulkner University in Montgomery where she studied English and journalism. It was during her time pursuing a degree in journalism and working as an editor for the University publication that she developed a love for the field. She completed an internship in the office of Public Affairs of Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, where she gained valuable first-hand experience with a working newsroom.

“I’m ecstatic about this opportunity to jump back into my field-of-study and learn more about the city of Opelika,” Martin said. “Its citizens strike me as good, hard-working, fun-loving people who care about their community. I could not be more thrilled to be a part of it.”

Observer editor Fred Woods said Martin demonstrated her ability by stepping up during her first week on the job, covering the Opelika City Council meeting as well as playing a major role in getting the July 4 holiday paper to the printer on schedule.

Rebekah began working full time with the “Observer” June 30. She will take on a number of responsibilities with the paper, from community coverage, to newspaper design, to advertising.