Enterprise photo by Shawn Raecke

Justin Post, right, the new managing editor at The Enterprise, is pictured with retiring Managing Editor Stephen Matlow in The Enterprise newsroom, Wednesday.




The Enterprise welcomes a new managing editor as it bids goodbye to a newsroom leader who has been at the helm since 1996.

Justin Post, 36, takes over the reins from outgoing Managing Editor Stephen Matlow, who is retiring.

Post last worked in Helena as communications director at the Montana Public Service Commission. Before that, he was a reporter for five years at the Montana Standard, where he covered beats like the environment and city-county government.

Previous to these assignments, Post’s journalism career included outdoors reporting in Idaho; and working as investigative reporter in the Youngstown, Ohio, area, where he grew up, and for a paper southeast of Chicago, where one assignment took him into Mexico to cover the drug trade.

He makes his new home in Livingston with his wife, Emily, and two young sons, Henry, 2, and Ernest, 6 months.

“My family and I are excited to be part of such a community-oriented town,” Post said. “We’ve had a great experience moving to Livingston. It’s the kind of place where people stop and introduce themselves while you’re moving boxes into your new house, and that’s what we like about the place. We’re thrilled to be here.”

Post said he wants to focus on investigative projects and take an in-depth look at issues that impact the community, as well as grow The Enterprise’s readership.

Outside of the newsroom, Post, an avid outdoorsman, loves to fly-fish and hunt. He also enjoys reading and writing fiction