He is a skilled editor and experienced in new-media development and execution, on-the-fly editing, planning and posting, live-event producing, team building, social media posting and more.
He has been an editor, managing editor, manager of communications and president of an online media company. John was most recently digital news editor at the Edmonton Journal, one of Canada’s leading daily newspapers and digital news teams. Before that, John was deputy editor, online of the Winnipeg Free Press, where his leadership and vision drove explosive growth in absolute uniques and 130% growth in reader comments and submissions.
He developed the business plan for Canada’s first online-only news service and took it from concept through execution. He has a proven track record of effectively leveraging social media and content marketing tools to expand audience and brand reach.
John graduated from Red River College with a Creative Communications diploma.