Stop the presses: A digital sales pro who has led efforts for Gannett’s USAToday Network, in addition to Journal Media Group and the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper, has taken the VP/Local Digital role at the conservative and faith-based media company known for its book publishing arm and its radio stations across the U.S.
Taking the role at Camarillo, Calif.-based Salem Media Group is Jamie Cohen. He will now be directly responsible for driving local digital revenue growth at Salem, calling on his experience building the infrastructure for the digital sales operations at the Sun-Times and at Journal.
Cohen’s resumé also includes a three-year stint at ReachLocal, where he successfully led multiple sales teams in the Midwest.
“Jamie has the drive and experience to lead that evolution for Salem’s broadcast division,” said Dave Santrella, Salem’s President of Broadcast Media. “I’m thrilled to have him joining us in this key position.”
In other Salem news, GMs have been appointed in two of its local markets.
In Philadelphia, Lorenzo Caldara comes on board at Salem to oversee WFIL-AM & WNTP-AM. He previously spent 25 years at WKXW-FM “New Jersey 101.5” in Trenton, N.J., most recently as VP/Corporate Director of Sales. Concurrently, Kevin Anderson has been promoted to GM from GSM at its Nashville operations. Anderson has been with Salem since 1995. His responsibilities will include oversight for the Christian Hot AC stations branded as “The Fish” in Nashville, the Salem Music Networks, and Singing News Magazine and CCMmagazine.com.