Steve Maich Appointed Senior Vice President & GM, Publishing, at Rogers Media
TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Keith Pelley, President of Rogers Media,
announced today the appointment of Steve Maich as Senior Vice President & GM,
Publishing, effective immediately. In this new role, Maich will oversee all
Publishing brands and seek opportunities to evolve the business model and
identify and develop new sources of revenue.A member of the Rogers Media
Senior Leadership Team, Maich will work collaboratively with all functions and
lines of business within Rogers Media to integrate and leverage core
Publishing brands across the company's suite of media assets.
This appointment follows the move of former Rogers Publishing President Ken
Whyte, who in October became President of Rogers Media's Next Issue Canada.
"Steve not only possesses deep knowledge of the publishing industry and brand
development expertise, he also has a strong vision for the future of
publishing content within the evolving media landscape," said Pelley. "We will
be counting on Steve's leadership not only within Publishing, but as part of
my Senior Leadership Team, where his strategic insight will add great value
across the Rogers Media organization."
With more than 15 years of experience - 10 of which has been at Rogers
Publishing - Maich is one of the most respected publishing professionals in
the country. Most recently, Maich was founding Editor-in-Chief and Publisher
of Sportsnet magazine, which launched in 2011, making Sportsnet Canada's first
five-platform sports media brand. Under his leadership, the magazine grew
to 70,000 paid subscribers in less than 18 months. Sportsnet was nominated for
10 National Magazine Awards, including Magazine of the Year, in its first two
years of publication. In September of this year, Maich was also appointed
Editor-in-Chief of Sportsnet.ca, the largest editorial website at Rogers Media.
Prior to launching Sportsnet magazine, Maich was Group Publisher of Rogers's
consumer business magazines - Canadian Business, PROFIT and MoneySense - and
Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Business, where he led a complete redesign and
re-launch in 2009, which increased the magazine's audience and improved
renewal rates substantially. Before that, Maich was Executive Editor of
Maclean's, Canada's national current affairs magazine. While there, he won
three National Magazine Awards for his writing.
Maich has also been a reporter and columnist with the National Post and
Halifax Chronicle-Herald, where he won several awards for his investigative
reporting, and is co-author of the 2009 book The Ego Boom: Why the World
Really Does Revolve Around You.
"I am truly honoured to have this opportunity to lead Canada's best collection
of publishing brands into the next phase of their lives," said Maich. "These
are challenging times in the publishing business, but also incredibly exciting
times. Millions of Canadians continue to look to our brands for information,
entertainment and inspiration. And we've never had more tools at our
fingertips to reach our audiences, across multiple platforms, anytime and
anywhere they want."
Among the 58 Publishing titles Maich will oversee are multiplatform consumer
and business-to-business brands such as: Maclean's, Chatelaine, L'actualité,
FLARE, Today's Parent, HELLO! Canada, Sportsnet, Marketing, The Medical Post,
Advisor's Edge and Canadian Grocer.
About Rogers Media Inc.
Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE:
RCI), is a diversified leading Canadian media company that engages in
television and radio broadcasting, publishing, digital, and sports
entertainment. Rogers Broadcasting has 53 AM and FM radio stations across
Canada; television properties include seven City stations, five OMNI
multicultural television stations, Sportsnet (consisting of four regional
channels and the nationally-distributed Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet World, and
Sportsnet 360), and The Shopping Channel. Rogers Publishing produces many
well-known consumer and online magazines, such as Maclean's, Chatelaine,
L'actualité, Canadian Business, and is the leading publisher of a number of
industry, medical and financial publications. Rogers Media's suite of digital
assets includes 90+ owned and 300+ premium partnership sites. Rogers Media
Inc. owns Rogers Centre stadium, a year-round sports and entertainment
facility, and the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club.
SOURCE Rogers Media
Andrea Goldstein, Rogers Media,
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