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Senior Editor-in-Chief for Iltalehti to change

Alma Media Corporation                            Press Release 4 February, 2021


Erja Yläjärvi, the Senior Editor-in-Chief of Iltalehti, will leave her post and start in her new role as the Editor-in-Chief of KSF Media’s Hufvudstadsbladet by September 2021. She has worked for Iltalehti since 2018. Yläjärvi joined Alma Media from Helsingin Sanomat where she worked as a Managing Editor of Yläjärvi has worked also as the Editor-in-Chief of Kouvolan Sanomat.

– In extremely rapid news work, Iltalehti’s editorial professionalism is outstanding and leading such a team has been a great privilege. During these exceptional times the demand for content has increased significantly, and I am sure Iltalehti continues its good progress under the leadership of the Senior Editor-in-Chief, says Erja Yläjärvi.- Erja Yläjärvi has done an excellent job as the Senior Editor-in-Chief of Iltalehti, particularly in these extraordinary times we are facing at the moment due to the COVID-19 outbreak. She has been a daring leader in the fast-changing media environment and steered a national news and lifestyle media with its weekly audience of three million Finns. I wish her the best of luck for the new challenge, says Kari Kivelä, Senior Vice President of Alma Consumer. 

Editor-in-Chief Perttu Kauppinen will serve as the acting Senior Editor-in-Chief of Iltalehti from 4 February, 2021.

For more information, please contact:
Kari Kivelä, Senior Vice President, Alma Consumer, tel. +358 10 665 2032

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  • Published: 4.2.2021, 13:02
  • Category: Press release, Releases

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