Rebecca Riddell was hired recently as The Rappahannock Record’s first online content editor.

The Rappahannock Record has hired its first online content editor, Rebecca Riddell, to curate and expand the Records’ internet presence.

Riddell, who graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in graphic design, also will work as a graphic artist for the Record.

Raised in Farnham, where she lives today with her husband Stephen and son, Wes, Riddell previously worked as a graphic designer for the Northern Neck News and as editor of the Northumberland Echo.

According to Riddell, she was inspired by one of her teachers, Sally Clements at Rappahannock High School, to pursue a career in graphic design.

“Her art classes sparked my passion for graphic design,” said Riddell. “I believe that the integration of graphic design and social media is the future of marketing and advertising.”

As the Record’s first online content editor, Riddell plans to bring fresh ideas and perspectives to the paper by reinforcing its existing online presence and appealing to a younger generation of readers.

“I believe that it’s essential for community papers like the Record to build a strong online presence in order to appeal to a wider audience and specifically the younger generations,” she said. “I hope to continue to grow our social media presence and to increase engagement between the community and our paper.”

(Article republished courtesy of The Rappahannock Record)