Herald welcomes new employee

The Herald and Country Media welcomed a new employee in March.

Kayla Schaefer (RGB)

By COLE BENZ | Herald Editor | cbenz@countrymedia.net

Kayla Schaefer has been hired as the new Office Manager and began working at The Herald on March 7, and said she is excited to be working in the creative field of newspaper publishing.

The Belfield native, and Belfield High School graduate, spent seven years in the military. She enlisted in the National Guard in February 2009 and finished her commitment this past February. Schaefer said she enlisted because she was looking for an opportunity for self improvement.

“I was interested in bettering myself,” Schaefer said.

Schaefer was working in Dickinson at US Bank, and found the opportunity at The Herald to be a good fit. She is a creative person at heart, and was attracted to tackling tasks that are both challenging and creatively driven.

“It seemed like a good, challenging but creative outlet,” Schaefer said.

Schaefer also considers herself astute when it comes to office management, so the position fit what she was looking for.

Shaefer’s work with the newspaper’s design program has been fun for her, and said that was one of the first surprises she has experienced. She has also been surprised with how much goes into putting together the paper every week, and enjoyed learning about the process behind the scenes.

She has been happy with the first few weeks of her employment, and is happy to join the office.

“It seemed like a really special opportunity, and I was really happy to be able to be a part of it,” Schaefer said.

Schaefer lives in New England and is married. She and her husband have two little boys.

Former office manager Jaden Ragsdale transferred to Country Media’s Hettinger office and is now at the same position with the Adams County Record.

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