Westwood One announced Jim Jones has been named Senior Director, News Affiliate Sales. In his new position, Jones will be overseeing affiliate sales for Westwood One’s News vertical. He will be based in Washington, DC, and will report to Dennis Green, Senior Vice President, Affiliate Sales for Westwood One. This is a homecoming for Jones, as he was formerly Vice President of Affiliate Sales, News/Talk for Westwood One in Washington, DC, for 15 years. He was most recently with Focus 360.
Said Dennis Green, WW1 SVP/Affiliate Sales: “Jim has an extensive knowledge of the news product and has been involved in the affiliation of major news networks with a high level of success. Our affiliates will have the benefit of Jim and his team’s knowledge of integrating our new white label news product into the stations lineup as we find new audiences to bring news and information from around the world.”
Jones said: “I am excited to rejoin Westwood One, helping radio stations deliver meaningful news and information to listeners across the country. After more than 20 years producing and selling news/talk content, I am glad to represent the best news brands and content in the business. I look forward to continuing the highest level of service and delivery with Westwood One’s new white label news product, launching this fall.”