Cox Media Changes-Up Their LeadershipBy: Shawn Hess - March 6, 2012
Cox Media Group (CMG) announces some new faces in leadership roles and some familiar faces changing roles. Effective ASAP Neil Johnson, formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer will now take the reigns of executive vice president of Strategy and Digital Innovation.
CMG President Doug Franklin commented on the change:
“Focus in the areas of strategic development and digital innovation are critical to our future success,”
“Neil’s leadership in CMG’s strategic planning and his experience in securing innovative new ventures will accelerate CMG’s transformation to a digital media company.”
Mike Joseph, former publisher at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) will be joining the Cox Media elite as executive vice president at the company’s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
Franklin speaks to Joseph’s abilities:
“Mike is a proven leader and has been leading the charge with the transformation work underway at our newspapers,”
“Mike will ensure that our newspapers’ immediate needs of transitioning rapidly to digital business models are met with seamless execution.”
VP of Finance Charles Odom will become CMG’s vice president and Chief Financial Officer.
Franklin again comments on the changes:
“Since forming CMG in 2009, we have built strong relationships across all of our media platforms, and that will continue with these new leadership positions,”
Cox Media owns and operates Valpak, 15 broadcast television stations, one local cable channel, 86 radio stations, eight daily newspapers, and over a dozen non-daily publications. They operate on over $1.7 million in revenue.