Larkin promoted to senior news editor, Burns to news managing editor
July 25, 2018
Malinda Larkin has succeeded Susan C. Kahler as senior news editor of the JAVMA, overseeing the News Department within the AVMA Publications Division. At the same time, Katie Burns took the new position of news managing editor, coordinating production activities. Their promotions were effective June 3.
Larkin joined the AVMA in 2008 as a news reporter and became a senior news reporter in 2014. She has written extensively about issues relating to veterinary mental health and well-being, veterinary and veterinary technology education, and the horse industry. She was involved in creating the AVMA journals' social media presence and, last year, the launch of the JAVMA app.
As senior news editor, Larkin is responsible for creating and assigning news content for the AVMA journals and maintaining high journalistic standards within the department.
Burns joined the AVMA in 2005 as a news reporter and became a senior news reporter in 2012. She has covered companion animals and professional issues, including recent articles on canine sports medicine and on the unification of the AVMA insurance trusts. She has been involved in improving planning and coordination for JAVMA News and for other News Department projects.
As news managing editor, Burns has assumed duties revolving around the editing and layout of JAVMA News as well as JAVMA News Digest in the AJVR.
Kahler said, "With her promotion to senior news editor, Malinda brings her proven initiative and a millennial's perspective to decisions that will drive the future of JAVMA News. Katie's innovative nature and strong skills in areas including editing and production management are a perfect complement."