Franklin, TN-based Journal Communications Promotes Executive Leader

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Custom media company raises Holmberg to Chief Operating Officer

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Kim Newsom Holmberg has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Franklin, Tenn.-based media company, Journal Communications, Inc.

Holmberg previously served as COO of Farm Flavor Media, an agribusiness content marketing division within Journal. She will now also assume that role for Journal’s other divisions, including oversight of Livability.com, Livability Media and Journal Communications Travel Publishing. During her 11-year tenure at the company, Holmberg has greatly expanded the Farm Flavor Media division through her strategic initiatives and leadership.

“Kim will do an excellent job. She always has,” said Bob Schwartzman, Journal Communications president. “Her skills and smarts – and work ethic – will lead to innovation in our overall operations and will set us up for continued growth.”

Holmberg is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin with a B.S. in Agriculture with a concentration in Journalism. Holmberg joined the Journal team in 2006, first as an assistant editor who quickly moved up the ranks with her passion and skills to vice-president of agribusiness publishing, and now as COO.

Journal Communications, Inc. is a diversified media company based in Franklin, Tenn. that was founded in 1988 by an investor group, including Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Haley, author of Roots. Journal is the parent company for three content niche divisions – Livability Media, Farm Flavor Media and Journal Communications Travel Publishing, while it also owns and operates national websites Livability.com and FarmFlavor.com. Journal creates and manages award-winning custom content programs for state, local and regional organizations nationwide, reaching audiences interested in relocation, travel, economic development and agribusiness.- -

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