Marc-Noël Ouellette began his career as a reporter for weekly newspapers in New Brunswick and went on to co-launch and manage various publications and marketing departments in Eastern Canada, Ottawa, and Montreal. In 1996, Marc-Noël joined Transcontinental Media to run its new division of weeklies. Under his guidance, the division grew to include 66 publications and 800 employees. He later was a key player in the launch of Metro, a major free daily in Montreal. In 2008, Marc-Noël was named chief vice-president for Transcontinental’s local solutions group, which owned 11 dailies, over 150 weeklies, numerous numeric platforms, and Publisac, a nationwide flyer distribution company. Marc-Noël has also launched several web solutions (weblocal.ca, inmemoriam.ca and the sales management platform, Arsenal).
Throughout his career, Marc-Noël has been an active presence in the newspaper industry, occupying key roles within media associations, national advertising networks, and serving as board member of the Canadian Press and ComBase and as a member of RecycleMedia and a literacy foundation.