Specialist media platform Future Publishing has named Jon Steinberg as chief executive officer, effective April 3.
Steinberg replaces Zillah Byng-Thorne, who announced last September that she would step down. Byng-Thorne departs March 31, but will remain available to support Steinberg for a two-month transition period.
Future’s brands include Marie Claire, TechRadar, PC Gamer, Homes & Gardens, Kiplinger, The Week, Guitar World, Smartbrief, Space.com and Guitar World.
Steinberg is now a senior advisor to The Raine Group, advising media portfolio companies on strategy and go-to-market execution. He will step down from that rule before he joins Future.
He had most recently been president of the Altice News & Advertising Division, encompassing News 12, i24NEWS, Cheddar News, and the Altice a4 Advertising unit. He joined Alice when selling Cheddar News, a company he founded in 2016.
Prior to that, Steinberg served as CEO of DailyMail.com North America and as president & chief operating officer of Buzzfeed.
"I am delighted to be joining Future. It is a business that I've followed closely and long admired for the way it has redefined the media playbook, marrying the best of editorial and technology,” Steinberg states.
Steinberg adds that he hopes to build on “the success achieved under Zillah’s tenure.”
And how has Altice's news and advertising division performed during his tenure?