The Times of Gainesville, Ga., has announced a restructuring of job titles and responsibilities to better define leadership roles as the company continues to expand beyond a traditional newspaper operation.
Shannon Casas, previously managing editor, has been promoted to the position of director of content. She will provide oversight for the entire news-gathering operation on all platforms, including traditional print, digital and web, podcasts and social media.
She will join Leah Nelson, previously promoted from advertising director to director of revenue, in working to transcend the traditional print business model for The Times with a broader multimedia approach to news content and business partnerships.
Keith Albertson, a veteran of more than 30 years in The Times newsroom, moves into the position of executive editor, where he will continue to handle the newspaper's opinion pages, special projects and the operational side of managing the area's largest news gathering organization.MORE
Shannon Casas grew up south of Gainesville, Ga., went to Berry College in Rome and was happy to stay close to home by joining The Times in Gainesville after graduation. Promoted in February to managing editor at the age of 32, Casas used her time in SNPA's NEX GEN mentoring program to expand her horizons.
Casas was paired with Barbara Hough Roda, executive editor of LNP and LancasterOnline, part of LNP Media Group Inc. in Lancaster, Pa.
Read about her NEX GEN experience.MORE
Eight executives from SNPA member newspapers have been selected to participate in SNPA's 2015-16 NEX GEN class. They will be paired with experienced industry experts in a structured mentorship program.
Read about the executives who will participate as members of the 2015-16 NEX GEN class.MORE
Digital disruption is now decades old to both the music and the newspaper industry. Massive shifts in platforms and business models have forced publishers and content creators to take new paths and learn some important lessons along the way.
At the upcoming SNPA News Industry Summit, join industry veteran Carol Hudler as she interviews Mark Montgomery, a music industry verteran and serial entrepreneur to understand how the lessons learned and paths taken in the music industry might provide insights that could help local media operations today.More
Recruiting and retaining great sales representatives is a key concern for most newspapers. The closing session at the SNPA News Industry Summit is a don't miss for any paper that wants to improve its sales numbers.
On Friday, Oct. 12, Tom Black, owner and founder of the Tom Black Center for Excellence, will focus on the characteristics of a great salesperson, a great manager and a great company. Participants can expect to take away a set of principles that they can implment in themselves and their companies.
You'll hear ideas that built several billion-dollar sales organizations, from a man who has taken two companies from zero to public companies.More