Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Steve Maich named vp and general manager of publishing at Rogers Media

Steve Maich, the founding editor-in-chief and publisher of Sportsnet magazine, has been promoted to be senior vice-president and general manager, publishing of Rogers Media, effective immediately. It means that Maich is taking over most of the duties, though not the title, of Rogers Publishing president Ken Whyte, who recently became president of the company's new marketing venture Next Issue Canada

Maich will be responsible for 58 consumer, business to business and related digital assets. Among the titles for which he's now responsible are Maclean's, Chatelaine, L'actualit√©, FLARE, Today's Parent, HELLO! Canada, Sportsnet, Marketing, The Medical Post, Advisor's Edge and Canadian Grocer.
"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 Rogers Media president Keith 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."
Maich has worked with Rogers in various capacities, including as group publisher of its consumer business magazines (Canadian Business, PROFIT and MoneySense) and editor-in-chief of Canadian Business. Before that he was executive editor of Maclean's, when Whyte was publisher. Before Rogers, he was a reporter and columnist with the National Post and the Halifax Chronicle-Herald
"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."
The appointment come the day after Rogers Media laid off 94 people, some of them from the magazine division. 

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