Metroland Media, a division of Torstar containing its community news outlets, has created two new mandates for two long-time execs.
Dana Robbins, previously VP and regional publisher for Metroland East, has been appointed to VP, content, community and operations for Metroland. A new role at the company, Robbins will oversee content and community-based editorial strategies to deepen connections with the communities Metroland serves across all of platforms, in addition to overseeing circulation and distribution. He will report to Jordan Bitove, publisher of the Toronto Star, in his content and community roles, as well as to Torstar EVP Ian Oliver, for his operations duties. Robbins was previously editor-in-chief of the Hamilton Spectator before moving to the business side at Metroland.
Kelly Montague, previously VP and regional publisher for Metroland West, has been appointed to the new role of VP, community sales. Reporting to Oliver, Montague will oversee local advertising for Metroland, spanning all Ontario markets. Montague has been with Metroland for more than 25 years, beginning in the Halton Region sales division.
You can read more about their appointments here.