April D. Bethea is a national homepage editor for The Washington Post, where she helps select content for display on washingtonpost.com and the classic tablet app. Among her responsibilities: Writing headlines and summaries for content displayed on the digital platforms, monitoring site traffic and sending news alerts.

She previously spent 11 years as a reporter, online producer and digital editor at The Charlotte Observer. As a reporter, she covered topics such as K-12 and higher education, county government and breaking news. On the online team, she served as early-morning producer, curated the Observer’s online voting guide and also helped share best digital practices across the newsroom. Her  last role was as digital news editor, where she supervised three breaking news reporters, led the morning and afternoon planning meetings and helped ensure a regular flow of content to the site throughout the day.