Newsday publisher Terry Jimenez has been promoted to group president responsible for the newspaper and other properties, while advertising chief Fred Groser becomes publisher, owner Cablevision Systems Corp. announced Tuesday.
In his new position, Jimenez will oversee Newsday, the amNewYork commuter paper and a chain of weekly shopper papers on Long Island, along with their respective websites.
Groser delivered Newsday as a teenager in West Islip and since May has served as its senior vice president of sales.
In announcing the promotions, Tad Smith, local media president for Bethpage-based Cablevision, said he had "every confidence" that Jimenez and Groser would strengthen Newsday's position on the Island and expand its reach via the Internet, cell phones and other mobile devices.
"Newsday and amNewYork remain committed to delivering news, information and advertising tailored specifically for their geographic markets, while building on the positive momentum they are experiencing with new growth opportunities such as mobile and online," Smith said.
Neither Jimenez nor Groser was available for comment Tuesday afternoon, according to a Cablevision spokeswoman.
Jimenez, 38, was named Newsday publisher last year after serving as chief operating officer and amNewYork publisher. He was hired by Newsday in 2005 to be chief financial officer after stints at the Chicago Tribune and McDonald's Corp.
Groser, 55, came to Newsday from telephone directory publisher ypOne Enterprises in Houston, where he was chief executive. He spent 21 years at R.R. Donnelley.