Carie Carpunky has been hired as business development representative at The Richmond County Daily Journal. Her first day of work was Monday.
Carpunky, 33, of Rockingham, is no stranger to The Daily Journal — she was practically raised in the building at 105 E. Washington St. as her mother, Gwen Carpunky Webb, worked in sales from 1985 to 1995.
“I love working with people,” said Carpunky, whose sales territory will include Rockingham and Hamlet. “I think it’ll be a good opportunity to learn more about where we are here.”
Carpunky will report to Judy Cagle, business development manager for The Daily Journal, The Anson Record and The Cheraw (S.C.) Chronicle.
“Carie will do a wonderful job here,” Cagle said. “She’s a natural fit with everyone already on the business development team. As a local woman, Carie knows the people here and that will only help her be successful in her new position.”
Prior to beginning work at The Daily Journal, Carpunky worked in facilities management with Dell Computers in Winston-Salem. She said that has been her favorite job and working in a company with more than 14,000 workers allowed her to work on her people skills.
“Working with such a large base of people that are so different in so many different ways, and getting along with them so well … I think that’ll probably help me a lot here,” Carpunky said.
She is a 1998 graduate of Richmond Senior High School and left Richmond Community College last year with an associate in arts degree.
The Daily Journal, published Tuesday through Saturday, is owned by Davidson-based Civitas Media. Civitas Media oversees more than 100 publications and employs more than 1,400 people in 11 states. The company’s 35 daily, 28 weekend and 63 weekly publications have a combined circulation of more than 1.6 million.