KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Media and entertainment industry veteran Dylan Jones has joined Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE:SNI) as senior vice president of corporate communications.
In this new role, Jones is responsible for the direct management of corporate public relations, internal communications, creative services, customer service and event marketing for the company, which owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country.
Jones is based at the company’s headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee. He reports to Mark Kroeger, executive vice president and chief communications officer.
“Dylan Jones has a proven record of communications leadership in the entertainment realm and for creating compelling global communications strategies and platforms,” Kroeger said. “He led worldwide corporate communications for EMI during a period of changing consumer behavior and audience fragmentation which served to transform the music industry. With the fast-evolving media environment, having Dylan’s wisdom and acuity on the team strengthens and solidifies Scripps Networks communications leadership as we position the company for growth and competitive advantage.”
Jones started his career in entertainment journalism before moving into communications and public relations at MTV and VH1 in London. During his five years with the company, he rose to lead consumer and trade communications for MTV Networks UK. Jones moved to Music Choice Europe in 2002, where he served as head of music and public relations before joining EMI Group in 2005. He relocated to New York City in 2007 to lead global communications and marketing for EMI Music Publishing, the world’s leading music publishing business. In 2010, Jones was promoted to lead EMI Group’s corporate communications as a member of the global senior management team.
Since October 2012, Jones has led his own communications consulting business, overseeing brand positioning, corporate strategy, marketing and communications campaigns for a diverse range of clients in media, technology and advertising.
Jones is a graduate of the University of Cambridge with a bachelor’s degree in history.
About Scripps Networks Interactive
Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) is one of the leading developers of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, the Internet and emerging platforms. The company’s lifestyle media portfolio comprises popular television and Internet brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country, which collectively reach more than 177 million consumers each month. Companion websites complement on-air programming with video and social media that inform and inspire. The company’s global networks reach millions of consumers across North and South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Scripps Networks Interactive is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. For more information, please visit scrippsnetworksinteractive.com.