A senior Postmedia executive is leaving the newspaper chain.
Gerry Nott’s departure was announced via an internal memo last week. Nott is currently senior vice president of content and senior vice president of the National Post, and had been the editor and publisher of the Ottawa Citizen.
“Gerry has played a pivotal role in our ongoing newsroom transformation and overseen the entire lifecycle of platforms and content offerings. His career has been marked by the drive for the creation of compelling and impactful reporting that has elevated the exceptional work of journalists at Postmedia,” stated the memo.
Phyllise Gelfand, Postmedia spokesperson, confirmed that Nott will leave the company by the end of the month. He will, however, continue in an editorial consulting role for another year.
Nott did not respond to J-Source’s request for comment on this story.
A number of top executives at Postmedia have left over the last two years. Gordon Fisher, president of the National Post and the Pacific Newspaper Group, retired in April 2017. Chief financial officer Doug Lamb left in January 2017. And executive vice-president and legal counsel Jeffrey Haar left in 2016. Those executives were among those that got retention bonuses in 2016. (Nott has not received any reported bonuses.)
Lucinda Chodan, currently the editor of the Montreal Gazette and regional vice president of editorial in the eastern region, will be the vice president of content on Sept. 3, according to the memo.