The Associated Press is making some big changes in its structure, as it continues its retooling under Tom Curley: it is consolidating management of its newspaper, broadcast and new media business units “to better meet the converging needs of the media industry around the world,” the company said. The formal changes:
— a unified sales and marketing department under Tom Brettingen in the newly created role of SVP and chief revenue officer for AP.
— Brettingen’s new department will include: Jane Seagrave, currently VP of AP Digital, who becomes SVP for Global Product Development; Sue Cross, currently VP of U.S. newspapers online, who becomes SVP of Global New Media and U.S. Print and Broadcast Markets; and Joy Jones, currently VP, Global Business Operations, who becomes VP of Marketing Operations.
— Eric Braun, VP of AP Television News; Ian Cameron, VP of AP Images, AP’s commercial photo division; and the regional directors of Global Newspaper Markets also will report to Brettingen.
— Jim Williams, SVP of Global Broadcast, will retire from AP next month.
— In addition to sales, marketing and product development responsibilities, the consolidated department directs AP’s video and audio news-gathering and has financial oversight of the photo, sports, financial and entertainment products.
More details in the release.