SFGN Webmaster Leaves; New Gazette Reporter Starts

Brittany Ferrendi, SFGN’s digital content director, has accepted a job offer at Discord, a tech company based in San Francisco that specializes in text and audio communication between users in a chat channel.  

“We’re sad to see Brittany go. She’s been an integral part of our team for the past several years,” said SFGN Executive Editor Jason Parsley. “She’s increased our online content, which in turn, has increased our web numbers tremendously since coming on board. We wish her the best of luck. Discord will be lucky to have her on their team.” 

Ferrendi’s new job title will be Trust and Safety Analyst where she will write and enforce guidelines, remove problem content, and take care of bad user experiences to help people feel safe. 

In addition to Ferrendi leaving SFGN, Sallie James covered her first Wilton Manors commission meeting permanently taking over for Michael d’Oliveira, former editor of the Wilton Manors Gazette, SFGN’s sister publication.  

“We’re excited to bring Sallie on board here. She brings a wealth of experience in community journalism,” Parsley said.  

d’Oliveria recently left the Gazette to become the editor of the Pelican, a publication covering Pompano and other local municipalities.   

James has decades of experience covering municipal government. In the past she’s worked for the Sun Sentinel and Palm Beach Post. She currently freelances for multiple publications, is a blogger for the automotive industry, and a writer for Miami Jewish Health.