New York, N.Y.– Digital First Media has appointed Arturo Duran as chief innovation officer responsible for the company’s business and audience development and digital strategy. The appointment is effective immediately.
Duran, who will report to chief executive officer John Paton, had been the chief digital officer of Digital First Media working out of the New York office. He will relocate to San Jose, Calif.
“This appointment really reflects the changes in our business and our industry,” Paton said. “As a digital first company we need to constantly innovate our products and strategy to build for the future. Arturo is a creative leader and thinker in the digital space. His location in Silicon Valley will be extremely helpful to our company”.
“Too many companies today are focused on where they are and not where they need to be. As chief innovation officer, it will be my job to oversee a structure that strategizes the rapid creation of new products to meet our customers’ needs,” Duran said.
In his role, Duran will work closely with Bob Mason, chief technology officer; Alison Kane, senior vice president, digital products and business development, and Scott Cunningham, vice president, digital technology and platforms.
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.