Matt Bunk resigned as editor of the Missoulian and Ravalli Republic newspapers Monday, according to publisher Mark Heintzelman.

Bunk joined the Missoulian in August 2015 after serving as publisher and editor of the Western News in Libby. He is also president of the Montana Newspaper Association.

Bunk also founded a media company in Bismarck, North Dakota, called the Great Plains Examiner, served as managing editor of the Arizona Capitol Times and assistant metro editor at the East Valley Tribune in Phoenix.

As a reporter, Bunk wrote for the Oakland Tribune’s ANG Newspapers subscription service, covering major corporations and the Bay Area economy. He also reported for the Fairfield Daily Republic, covering city and county government, the Kalispell Daily Inter Lake, Mitchell Daily Republic in South Dakota and Mandan News in North Dakota.

Heintzelman said a nationwide search would begin for a new editor.