Jacqueline Smith , an assistant managing editor at the Record-Journal in Meriden, expects to start July 24.

Smith has worked at the Record-Journal since 1994. Before becoming assistant managing editor in 2002, she was a city editor and columnist.

She also has worked as a writer for Branson Ultrasonics Corp., a business writer for the New Haven Register, a staff writer at The Day in New London and a reporter in the
Hartford Courant 's Groton bureau .