The Jewish News recently welcomed a new staff member, Hannah Levine, social media and digital editor.

A lifelong Metro Detroiter, Hannah grew up in Huntington Woods attending Congregation Beth Shalom and Habonim Dror Camp Tavor. The University of Michigan grad took two months to volunteer after college with Go Eco, an Israeli company, spending time in South Africa and Thailand working with animals. She also got a certificate from the University of Denver Publishing Institute.

She comes to the JN from Sleeping Bear Press, a children’s book publisher in Ann Arbor, where she worked on events and publicity.

A lifelong reader of the JN, she was excited to come to the company “to be a part of the change the JN is hoping to make,” she said. “I’d like to get more people reading and interacting with the JN, especially people in their 20s and 30s, who might not have as close  a relationship to the JN as older readers.”

Her plans include more consistent and frequent use of social media, a ‘digital first’ strategy and more opportunities for community engagement with the paper. She’s beginning with JN’s Instagram account. Look for a “Jewish dog” photo contest coming soon.