Cox Media Group Names Christopher Caneles as VP of Newspaper Shared Services

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ATLANTA – Feb. 22, 2012 Cox Media Group (CMG) has named Christopher Caneles as its new vice president for CMG Newspaper Shared Services. This role is essential to CMG’s continuing consolidation, outsourcing and process improvement efforts at the company’s four major metro newspapers.

“As head of this new shared services organization, Christopher will provide strong leadership and functional support to our newspapers in critical areas, including ad production, customer service and call centers, advertising order services and content page design and editing,” said Mike Joseph, publisher of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and CMG Group Vice President. “Christopher also brings exceptional technical expertise in the nuances of our business, as well as a personal passion for the success and growth of newspapers.”

Todays’ announcement supports CMG’s efforts to continually evaluate all aspects of its business to ensure it is operating as efficiently as possible while providing the highest quality products and services to CMG’s customers. 

A 33-year newspaper veteran, Caneles has worked in or with every department in a newspaper. His experience spans a range of companies, including Cox, McClatchy and Hearst Corp., with key leadership and operational roles at multiple newspapers across the United States.

About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group, Inc. is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps. With $1.8 billion in revenue, the company operations include 15 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 86 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services.  Additionally, CMG owns and operates Valpak, one of the leading direct marketing companies in North America.  For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com