McLean, Va.-- Gannett Co., Inc. has announced it has named Jeremy Gaines to lead corporate communications as vice president of communications, a key role in helping Gannett implement its strategic growth plan. Gaines will be instrumental in explaining Gannett’s path forward and how its capabilities, principles, products and services create value and position the company for success in the digital age. In his role, Gaines will be responsible for leading communications programs for the entire company and will serve as the internal and external communications advisor to the senior management team.
Gaines will assume his new position effective May 21. He will report to Maryam Banikarim, Gannett’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer.
Gaines joins Gannett from MSNBC, where he spent 14 years in various roles and was instrumental in putting the cable news channel on the map. Most recently, he was vice president of corporate communications, overseeing internal and external communications for the network. Earlier at MSNBC, he had served as director of strategic development and was responsible for enhancing its business, competitive position, and public image. Gaines also worked to assess new talent, develop new programming and create sales opportunities. Before joining MSNBC, Gaines spent five years at the White House in various media relations roles and served as assistant press secretary for the Clinton/Gore 1992 campaign.