NJBIZ Hires Howard Burns As Editor

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Seasoned Editor and Veteran Journalist Joins Growing Local Business Journal

“I’m excited to begin a new chapter at NJBIZ,” stated Burns. “NJBIZ has been and remains the voice of New Jersey business, and it is a privilege to join the team.

NJBIZ, New Jersey's leading business journal, announced today that Howard Burns has joined as its new Editor. Burns will oversee editorial operations and work closely with Ken Kiczales, NJBIZ’s Publisher, to continue growing the publication and support its digital, event and partnership initiatives.

A 33-year veteran in journalism, Burns comes to NJBIZ from the Pittsburgh Business Times where he spent five and a half years as Editor-in-Chief. During that time, Burns helped grow Web traffic to approximately 1.5 million page views a month and a print circulation of about 10,000 readers. Prior to leading the Pittsburgh Business Times, he served in editorial leadership roles and covered business news for the country’s top entertainment and media outlets, including The Hollywood Reporter and Multichannel News.

“I’m excited to begin a new chapter at NJBIZ,” stated Burns. “NJBIZ has been and remains the voice of New Jersey business, and it is a privilege to join the team. I’m excited to bring new ideas to further enhance our news across platforms and expand our reach in the business community. NJBIZ has a great team of journalists that are committed to bringing the news and information that matters most to our audiences.”

“The addition of Howard to our team will help us to continue our storied tradition as the valued business journal of New Jersey,” said NJBIZ Publisher Ken Kiczales. “As our audience of readers, advertisers and partners continues to grow, Howard brings additional industry expertise and relationships that will deepen our engagement with the business community.”

Burns is one of several new additions to NJBIZ in the past two months, including experienced media leaders Kiczales and Managing Editor John Parkinson. The team just completed The NJBIZ Fast 50 Awards, a highly successful and well-attended event celebrating the dynamic growth of New Jersey companies. On December 20th, NJBIZ is hosting its annual NJBIZ Holiday Party, bringing together its staff and local business leaders. For tickets and sponsorship information, please visit: http://www.njbiz.com/section/Holiday-Happy-Hour-Reg.

A graduate of the University of Miami, Burns started his career at the Miami News, before heading to Los Angeles. Burns resides in New Jersey and was raised in the North Jersey/New York metro area, having grown up in Rockland County, NY.

NJBIZ, New Jersey's leading business journal, produces a weekly print edition with a circulation of more than 15,000 copies, as well as providing 24/7 business news coverage through its NJBIZ.com website and multiple daily e-newsletters. The publication, founded in 1987 and based in the Somerset section of Franklin Township, is also well-known throughout the state for its events honoring New Jersey’s top business professionals. It is owned by BridgeTower Media, the leading provider of business-to-business information, research and marketing solutions across more than 20 local economies in the U.S.. Please visit: http://www.njbiz.com

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