TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Postmedia Network Inc. (“Postmedia”) today announced the appointment of Anne Marie Owens to the position of Editor of the National Post, the first woman to hold the top editorial spot at a Canadian national newspaper. The role reports to Gerry Nott, Senior Vice President, National Post.
“Anne Marie brings with her strong journalist skills and ethics, and a broad understanding of national issues,” said Lou Clancy, Senior Vice President, Content, Postmedia. “As a ‘day-oner,’ she has a deep understanding of the Post's mission and standards.”
Ms. Owens began her career at the St. Catharines Standard. She was on the inaugural team of National Post reporters beginning before its launch in 1998. She joined the Post as a national reporter and held successive posts as News Features Editor, Assistant Managing Editor and Managing Editor of News.
“Anne Marie is deeply grounded in the editorial DNA of the National Post,” said Gerry Nott, Senior Vice President, National Post. “Her time away has given her an even deeper insight into how to enhance what is truly a unique and compelling news product.”
Ms. Owens returns to the Post after spending the past three years as Deputy Editor of Maclean’s magazine, where she helped oversee every aspect of the operation at the national news weekly, including, most recently, its website redesign and re-engineering the production of its tablet edition.
Anne Marie Owens joins the National Post on June 9, 2014.
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