Newsday has named one of their new sales executives publisher of Long Island’s lone daily and promoted the former publisher head of the Newsday Media Group, Cablevision Systems Corp. announced Tuesday.
Fred Groser, who Newsday reports was hired earlier this year as senior vice president of sales, has been tapped to lead the paper’s editorial, online and business operations. Terry Jimenez, the former publisher of free New York City daily amNewYork who replaced former Newsday publisher Timothy Knight last fall, has been appointed president of Newsday Media Group, which includes both Newsday and amNewYork.
Groser will report to Jimenez and Jimenez will report to Tad Smith, Cablevision’s president of Local Media, which includes the Newsday Media Group, News12 and other media holdings.
Smith said in a statement that the Bethpage-based cable operator’s two newspapers “remain committed to delivering news, information and advertising tailored specifically for their geographic markets, while building on the positive momentum they are experiencing with new growth opportunities.”
Not long after Jimenez had just taken the helm, the Melville-based newspaper implemented a paywall on its website, requiring users who are not Cablevision or Newsday subscribers to pay a fee to log on.
Groser, a West Islip-native, previously served as an executive at two phone book publishing companies in addition to the phone directory division of Verizon.