Ozy Media, which also counts Laurene Powell Jobs as an investor continues to expand its team. The Mountain View California based company announced the addition of some new staffers. TJ Hunter formerly of Rosetta Stone is coming on as Vice President of Audience and Julie Kirner formerly of The Wall Street Journal comes on as Midwest Sales Director. Here is the full announcement below:
OZY MEDIA ANNOUNCES KEY HIRES FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL AND ROSETTA STONE TO DRIVE SALES AND MARKETING
Vice President of Audience TJ Hunter Is Appointed to Develop OZY Addicts;
Midwest Sales Director Julie Kirner Is Appointed to Grow the Regional Sales Practice
Additional new tribe members include Senior Integrated Marketing Manager Natalie Archibald, Audience Development Director Adam Needs and Account Management Director Matt Jacobs
Mountain View, CA—August 8, 2017— OZY Media, the daily information source for important stories told nowhere else, announced today that it has named TJ Hunter Vice President of Audience. Hunter, who most recently served as Senior Director of Consumer Marketing at Rosetta Stone, will lead OZY’s marketing effort, overseeing audience development across channels.
OZY also announced the hiring of Midwest Sales Director Julie Kirner. Kirner joins OZY from The Wall Street Journal, where she worked for nine years and earned distinction as one of its top performing sales representatives. Previously, Kirner has served as a sales manager at leading publishers including Condé Nast, Meredith and Hearst.
Additional new tribe members include Senior Integrated Marketing Manager Natalie Archibald and Audience Development Director Adam Needs, who also join OZY from The Wall Street Journal and Rosetta Stone, respectively. Account Management Director Matt Jacobs from UrbanDaddy also joins the team.
The spate of new hires comes on the heels of smashing success of the second annual OZY Fest and just before the launch of OZY’s new prime-time show with PBS, Third Rail With OZY.
OZY Fest, which took place Saturday, July 22, in Central Park, attracted over 5,000 attendees, generated 1.8 billion media impressions, and featured speakers and performers including former Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, Jason Derulo, Samantha Bee, Mark Cuban, former Gov. Jeb Bush, RuPaul and many more.
Third Rail With OZY premieres Friday, September 8, at 8:30 p.m. ET on PBS. The show, hosted by Carlos Watson, co-founder and CEO of OZY Media, will pose powerful and provocative questions, convening a panel of celebrity guests to debate in front of a live studio audience.
“OZY is quickly becoming one of the greatest cultural influences of our time, with four prime-time television shows and events across the nation and soon, around the world,” says Watson. “We are thrilled to welcome these bold, ambitious, and creative leaders who will help propel us forward and keep OZY clients and consumers ahead of the curve.”
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