Tribune Publishing announced several high-level job moves Wednesday, shaking up the leadership ranks of The Chicago Tribune and Tribune Content Agency.
Joycelyn Winnecke, who was previously associate editor of The Tribune, will become president of Tribune Content Agency, the content syndication business that absorbed McClatchy-Tribune Information Services in May.
The Tribune, which lost managing editor Jane Hirt in November, made a series of appointments to fill out the masthead:
- Peter Kendall, formerly deputy managing editor at The Tribune, will be managing editor there.
- Colin McMahon, formerly cross media editor at The Tribune, will be associate editor there.
- Marcia Lythcott has been named commentary editor at The Tribune.
- Margaret Holt has joined the masthead to “recognize her role as standards editor for the newspaper,” according to The Tribune.
The elevations of Kendall and McMahon, who will lead The Tribune’s audience development efforts, reflect an industry-wide push to be more proactive on the fronts of social media and digital platforms, Capital New York’s Joe Pompeo writes:
The moves suggest the same digital and audience-development push that many newspapers are embarking on as they grapple with a new generation of online competitors and the flight of readers and advertisers from print platforms to laptops and mobile devices.