The San Francisco Examiner has promoted James Pimentel from managing editor to executive editor, the AP reports. He will be the free paper’s third executive editor in two years. He replaces Malcolm Kirk, who resigned after seven months on the job. Pimentel began his newspaper career at the Oakland Tribune in 1984. He joined The Examiner in 2001 as sports editor before becoming managing editor in 2003. Pimentel led the paper’s transition from broadsheet to tabloid in 2003 and its launch of zoned editions in San Mateo County in 2004.