We're very lucky to attract an advisor of Jim's caliber and connections, and we think his joining us attests to the solidity of our business model. Everyone who's worked with Jim knows that he's a gifted and talented editor of prose, a creative thinker, always fair, and one of the good guys in the industry.
Portland, Ore. (Vocus) December 9, 2009
Golf Media Network and The A Position announce that James A. Frank -- former editor of Golf Magazine and Golf Connoisseur -- has joined the company as Senior Advisor. Frank brings more than 25 years in the golf industry, as well as nearly 35 years in publishing, to this new network of websites committed to providing the best and smartest writing about golf, travel, and related subjects.
Jeff Wallach, executive editor of TheAposition.com, says, "We're very lucky to attract an advisor of Jim's caliber and connections, and we think his joining us attests to the solidity of our business model. Everyone who's worked with Jim knows that he's a gifted and talented editor of prose, a creative thinker, always fair, and one of the good guys in the industry.”
As Senior Advisor, Frank will work with the eight founding members/writers of The A Position and a growing cadre of Associate Members on editorial, content, and business issues. He will also help represent the company to the golf and advertising communities. Frank will post stories and blogs on his own website in the Golf Media Network at http://www.jimgolfrank.com.
Says Frank, “While I’ve been a magazine guy for most of my life, the web is a faster, more immediate, and more complete way to cover golf. The A Position combines all the best aspects of the new medium with what made print so special—great writing from experts like the guys writing for us. I’ve worked with them all for years in ink and paper and now I’m thrilled to be working with them online.”
The term “the A position” refers to the best place a golfer can land his tee shot on a golf hole; as the brand name of the company’s websites, it suggests the place readers will want to land for great golf and travel journalism.
Eight writers—who among them have written more than 20 books and thousands of articles for leading newspapers and magazines, and visited thousands of the world’s best golf courses—have pooled their talents and experiences to create theAposition.com’s vast portfolio of varied and ever-evolving content.
Each writer will publish his own website, which include golf content as well as writing about specialty subjects—ranging from adventure travel to real estate. Each writer also will host a forum where readers can respond to stories and generate a conversation.
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