Alma Media Corporation Press release October 7, 2011 at 9:00am
EDITORS-IN-CHIEF OF FOUR LOCAL NEWSPAPERS CHANGING
The Editors-in-Chief of Jämsän Seutu, Vekkari, Valkeakosken Sanomat and Pyhäjokiseutu, all newspapers published by the Alma Media company Suomen Paikallissanomat Oy, will change on December 1, 2011. The rotating positions will be filled from within Suomen Paikallissanomat.
Mr Jukka Ignatius, 57, the Editor-in-Chief of Valkeakosken Sanomat, has been invited as Editor-in-Chief for Jämsän Seutu and Vekkari. Before Valkeakoski, Mr Ignatius has held the position of Editor-in-Chief at Suur-Keuruu, KMV and Sotkamo. Jämsän Seutu appears four times a week, and the city paper Vekkari once weekly.
Mr Simo Husso, 46, the Editor-in-Chief of Pyhäjokiseutu in Oulainen, has been invited as Editor-in-Chief for Valkeakosken Sanomat. Mr Husso's earlier positions include those of Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director of Urjalan Sanomat, writer and associate editor at Nokian Uutiset, as well as producer in the joint production function at Suomen Paikallissanomat. Valkeakosken Sanomat appears five times a week.
Ms Sirpa Kortet, 35, has been invited as Editor-in-Chief of Pyhäjokiseutu. Ms Kortet's education includes QBA, media assistant and BEng in media technology. After her studies, Ms Kortet began at Pyhäjokiseutu in the position of writer and layout artist in 2005 and moved on to the position of news producer in 2009. Pyhäjokiseutu appears twice weekly.
The present Editor-in-Chief of Jämsän Seutu and Vekkari, Mr Pekka Hyytinen, will go on part-time pension and assume the role of a special reporter starting from January 1, 2012.
Suomen Paikallissanomat Oy is Alma Media Corporation's local paper company publishing 17 subscription-based and 3 city papers in different parts of Finland.
Kari Juutilainen, Managing Director, Suomen Paikallissanomat Oy, tel. +358 50 435 4159
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