Maich’s appointment follows the move of former Rogers publishing president Ken Whyte, who last month was appointed president of Rogers Media's digital bundling subscription service called Next Issue Canada.
Steve Maich was named senior vice president and general manager of publishing at Rogers Media effective Nov. 6. Maich’s appointment follows the move of former Rogers publishing president Ken Whyte, who last month was appointed president of Rogers Media’s digital bundling subscription service called Next Issue Canada.
“Steve not only possesses deep knowledge of the publishing industry and brand development expertise, he also has a strong vision for the future of publishing content within the evolving media landscape,” said Keith Pelley, president of Rogers Media, in a statement. “We will be counting on Steve’s leadership not only within Publishing, but as part of my Senior Leadership Team, where his strategic insight will add great value across the Rogers Media organization.”
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Maich was the founding editor-in-chief and publisher of Sportsnet magazine. Prior to that, Maich was the group publisher of Rogers’s consumer business magazines—Canadian Business, PROFIT and MoneySense—and editor-in-chief of Canadian Business. He worked as the executive editor of Maclean‘s and while there, he won three National Magazine Awards for his writing. He has also reported for the National Post and Halifax’s Chronicle-Herald and is co-author of the 2009 book The Ego Boom: Why the World Really Does Revolve Around You.
“I am truly honoured to have this opportunity to lead Canada’s best collection of publishing brands into the next phase of their lives,” Maich said in a statement. “These are challenging times in the publishing business, but also incredibly exciting times…. And we’ve never had more tools at our fingertips to reach our audiences, across multiple platforms, anytime and anywhere they want.”