Craig Besant, VP of Hearst Newspapers who worked out of the Houston Chronicle, has joined Gatehouse Media as VP of classifieds, Gatehouse CEO Kirk Davis confirmed.
Gatehouse, headquartered in Fairpoint, N.Y., serves small and mid-size U.S. markets with 90 daily newspapers, almost 300 weekly newspapers, more than 100 shoppers and
Susan Kelly-Gilbert, director of multimedia sales (real estate) for MediaNews Group in Denver, has joined the Scripps' Knoxville News-Sentinel as senior director of sales support for E.W. Scripps 14 newspapers' interactive division.
She starts Monday, and will be based in Knoxville, home of Scripps' Knoxville News-Sentinel.
Eric Laffont, former marketing director for Fiat and ex-strategic planning director for Yahoo France is taking over as head of AutoScout24.
"AutoScout24 is a great brand and a European leader with huge potential for development in the French market," Laffont said. "My mission which consists of perpetuating and accelerating that development allows me to bring together at the same time my passion a
Six Hearst newspapers in Texas have formed the Hearst Texas Media Group to streamline cooperation and operations between them.
Jack Sweeney, publisher and president of flagship Houston Chronicle, is the new group's president. Tom Stephenson, publisher and president of the San Antonio Express-News, is the group's new GM. Bill Offill, who was EVP of advertising, circulation and marketing at the Chr
Joycelyn Marek, VP of business development and community affairs for Hearst-owned Houston Chronicle, is leaving at year's end.
Her early retirement caps a 30-year career at the Chronicle, having risen through the ranks of the sales and marketing division to marketing director, later VP, and the founding VP of the Chronicle's successful
For the past year she s