Intini, who held the position of editor at Sportsnet, has been promoted to editor-in-chief by Steve Maich, who left the magazine’s top position to take on a more senior role at the magazine’s parent company, Rogers Media. 

John Intini is the editor-in-chief of Sportsnet effective immediately.

Intini, who held the position of editor at Sportsnet since September 2013, has been promoted to editor-in-chief by Steve Maich, who left the magazine in November to take on a more senior role at the magazine’s parent company, Rogers Media.

“As the sports and publishing industries continue to evolve, having someone with John’s knowledge and passion at the helm is crucial in helping the brand thrive,” said Maich, senior vice-president and general manager of publishing at Rogers Media, in a press release. “John has been a key contributor to Sportsnet’s growth since day one, and I’m confident that under his leadership the magazine will continue to reach new levels of success and will engage, inform and entertain readers like never before.” 

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According to the press release, Intini joined Rogers in 2000 and worked at Maclean’s for 11 years in various writing and editing roles. He moved to Sportsnet just prior to the magazine’s launch in September 2011 as deputy editor. 


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Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.