The people behind The Oxford EAGLE — and why we do what we do
Sales Representative Nikki McDonald joined The EAGLE in 2014. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi. She earned a bachelor’s degree in integrated marketing communications and an associate’s degree in business. Her duties at The EAGLE include working with local and regional businesses to meet their advertising needs in the newspaper.
Nikki’s reason: “The great atmosphere makes me look forward to coming to work every day.”
Sales Representative Ross Thornton joined The EAGLE in 2013. He graduated from the University of Mississippi. His duties at The EAGLE include working with local and regional businesses to meet their advertising needs in the newspaper.
Ross’ reason: “I enjoy being out in the community and helping our local businesses and people meet their advertising needs.”
Sales Representative Charity Scott joined The EAGLE in 2014. She is pursuing an art degree specializing in graphic design with a journalism minor. She has won several awards from the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association for design, and she previously worked in layout and design for the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal.
Charity’s reason: “I’ve been working with newspapers since the sixth grade and I like meeting people.”
Graphic Designer Kathy Wile began working at The EAGLE in 2005. Her duties include creating ads for all The EAGLE’s publications, Classified layout, logging ads, taking payment and scheduling inserts. She graduated from the University of Mississippi.
Kathy’s reason: “I like being able to use creativity in a work environment every day. Design allows me the freedom to have an idea of something and see it come alive.”
Graphic Designer Wade Griffin joined The EAGLE in 2007 from Tupelo’s Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. He previously worked with weekly newspapers in Houston. Originally from Brandon, he earned a degree in marketing from Ole Miss. He is married to Katie Hiland Griffin and enjoys reading, watching movies and cheering for the Rebels in college football.
Wade’s reason: “I’ve always enjoyed art and drawing, and I like having freedom to use design skills every day.”