Long time managing editor of NUVO, Jim Poyser, is leaving to become executive director of Earth Charter Indiana. Poyser, who started his tenure at NUVO as a freelancer in 1994, was named Arts Editor in 1996 before taking over the managing editor position at the turn of the millennia.
â€œOver the years,â€ explained Poyser, â€œIâ€™ve gotten increasingly involved in environmental concerns, so when this opportunity came up I just had to seize it.â€
Poyserâ€™s long career at NUVO includes his role as editor for Indiana Living Green, purchased by NUVO Publisher/Editor Kevin McKinney two years ago.
â€œKevin buying ILG put my interests in the environment and sustainability into hyperdrive,â€ said Poyser, adding, â€œEarth Charter is the next level of my commitment to improving our relationship with nature.â€
Kevin McKinney views Poyserâ€™s departure as â€œa boon for the earth, but initially for Indiana,â€ adding, â€œJim’s kindness, intelligence and fierce concern for all living things was instrumental in making NUVO what it is today. His legacy at NUVO will continue through the culture he helped create and through our future partnerships with Earth Charter Indiana.â€
ECI board president, Rosemary Spalding, said, â€œJimâ€™s becoming Executive Director of Earth Charter Indiana comes at a perfect time. We recently adopted a new strategic plan and a new initiative â€“ Our Childrenâ€™s Trust — that reflects our commitment to become an even more active and positive agent for change in Indiana. The Earth Charter provides the guiding principles and with his energy, dedication, vision and leadership, Jim will help provide the roadmap as we begin this new leg in our journey.â€
John Gibson, who heads up ECIâ€™s Sustainable Indiana 2016 initiative, said Poyser â€œis a perfect fit for job. His experience and personal strengths add substantial skills and energy to the ECI leadership team.”
â€œI loved my time at NUVO and Indiana Living Green,â€ Poyser said. â€œI had the best job in the city. I was in the center of all that was happening. Now I have the best job in the state.â€
About Earth Charter Indiana: Earth Charter Indiana is a statewide, non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and advance sustainable, just and peaceful living in Indiana by promoting the values and principles of the Earth Charter.
About Jim: A life-long Hoosier, Jim was born and raised in South Bend; graduated from IU Bloomington with a double major (Telecommunications and English); employed at NUVO from 1996-2013; member, Society of Environmental Journalists; Society of Professional Journalists; graduate of Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training; graduate of Democracy School; co-creator of ApocaDocs.com.