Digital First Media Appoints Ray Chelstowski Senior Vice President of National Sales
Former Publisher of Newsweek/Daily Beast; Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly to Lead National Sales Efforts on all Platforms
NEW YORK, NY (February 14, 2012) – Digital First Media today announced the appointment of Ray Chelstowski as Senior Vice President of National Sales overseeing all print and digital sales for the company that jointly manages MediaNews Group, and the Journal Register Company.
In his new role, Mr. Chelstowski will be responsible for leading the national sales efforts for the company’s more than 800 multi-media products.
“Our combined Sunday paid circulation of 3.1 million paid subscribers is the second largest in the country and our 16.8 million online visitors, as computed by ComScore, make us a top ten online newspaper destination,” said Kirk MacDonald, Executive Vice President of Sales for Digital First Media. “We believe Ray is the right leader to maximize that footprint with advertisers.”
Mr. Chelstowski, who will report to Mr. MacDonald, will be based in New York City.
Prior to joining Digital First Media, Mr. Chelstowski was Publisher of Newsweek/Daily Beast where he successfully led sales and marketing efforts by delivering 40 new accounts to Newsweek within 40 days of the magazine’s re-launch in conjunction with the Daily Beast web site. He was also publisher during the turnarounds of both Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone magazines. Mr. Chelstowski has a track record for growing print and digital revenue with innovative and first-to-market sales concepts.
“Digital First Media presents the most dynamic media proposition in the market today,” said Mr. Chelstowski. “The company is focused on providing major marketers with effective multi-media content and audience solutions on both a local level, with national opportunities as well. I couldn’t be more excited about helping marketers leverage the strength of the Digital First Media geographical platform.”
About Digital First Media
Digital First Media, is headquartered in New York City, and jointly manages MediaNews Group and Journal Register Company. Digital First Media reaches 57 million Americans each month through more than 800 multi-platform products across 18 states.
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