POST – Hicks Media has named former editor Julia Childs as publisher of The Post Dispatch.
Childs was previously editor until 2019 when she retired. As publisher, she will be responsible for operations, content, advertising, readership and community relations.
Her media career has included radio and print. After a successful career with the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal as marketing director, she left that newspaper in 2013 to help her sisters with the care of their mother. In 2016, she joined the Post-Dispatch as editor.
A native of Garza County, Childs grew up in the Close City community. She has three sons, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
“We are thrilled that Julia has returned to The Post Dispatch,” Hicks Media President Jay Williams said in making the announcement. “She has deep roots in the community and will do an outstanding job as publisher.”