New Yellowknifer editor takes reins


Northern News Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Michele Taylor as editor of Yellowknifer.

Michele Taylor is now editor of Yellowknifer.
Michele Taylor is now editor of Yellowknifer.

The longtime Yellowknife resident brings a wealth of experience to her new role, having taken her first job with Northern News Services as photo editor and then design manager from 2005 to 2009.

After a second stint as design manager from 2012 to 2014, Taylor worked as a reporter and editor in Northern B.C. with Black Press newspapers.

Taylor came back to Northern News Services for a third time as a news editor on Aug. 4, 2017. She became editor of News/North in December and was promoted to co-ordinating editor of Northern News Services this past April.

Managing editor Mike Bryant said not only does Taylor have excellent technical skills and news judgment, she is a keen news observer who keeps her ear to the ground.

“Michele is often the first person in the newsroom to know what’s going on,” said Bryant. “She seems to know everybody. She is passionate about news and newspapers and their importance in telling people’s stories.

“I’m very excited about her new role. I know she will do very well.”

Taylor is especially proud of her partnership with Philippe Brulot of the South Slave Divisional Education Council in mentoring young northern journalists in the Northwest Territories. Last year, she arranged an internship in the Northern News Services newsroom for Lacey Wrigley of Tulita, who spent time with editors and reporters learning how to write stories and produce them for publication.

“I hope to bring even reporting and fairness across the board for all aspects of this community,” said Taylor.

“I look forward to bringing your stories online and in print.”

Got a story or any issue we should know about? Contact Taylor at or (867) 766-8256.