As managing editor, Rhoades will directly supervise the reporting, copy and design, photo and sports desks for the Pilot, the Huntington Beach Independent and the Coastline Pilot in Laguna Beach. He also will oversee the opinion pages and staff editorials.
"I'm excited to join the fine team at the Daily Pilot and look forward to the innovative work necessary to continue serving the readers of the Newport-Mesa community and also meet the challenges facing our industry," Rhoades said.
Publisher Tom Johnson said Rhoades will be good for the paper.
"Brady is a welcome edition to the Daily Pilot editorial staff," Johnson said. "He brings leadership and experience that should bode well for our journalists, the paper and, in fact, the community overall."
In a related move, Paul Anderson has been named city editor of the Daily Pilot and Independent and Elizabeth Glazner has been named features and arts and entertainment editor for both papers as well.
Anderson, who previously was the business and features editor, is a 20-year newspaper veteran and has been a city editor for a number of years working at papers published by the Pilot's parent company, Times Community News, including the Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader, the Simi Valley Our Times and the Inland Valley Voice. Prior to being a city editor, Anderson was a reporter for several newspapers and at City News Bureau in Chicago. Anderson has also been an integral part of the website operations at all of the Times Community Newspapers.
Glazner has been a key member of the copy and design desk team of the Daily Pilot and its sister papers for the last two years. Prior to that she was the founding editor of Wahine magazine, a surfing publication devoted to female surfers, and also the entertainment editor for the Santa Clarita Signal.
Glazner is also a veteran freelance writer contributing to the Los Angeles Times and OC Weekly, to name a few.
"It's always nice to see the employees in our organization that go the extra mile be rewarded," Johnson said. "Paul and Elizabeth both fall into that category."