“Roger is the right person to lead Condé Nast during our new phase of global integration, growth and transformation,” says board chairman Jonathan Newhouse
Condé Nast has named former Pandora head Roger Lynch to the newly created position of global CEO, the company announced Thursday.
Lynch, an outsider tech executive, most recently served as CEO of music streaming service Pandora and before that as founder and CEO of Sling TV. His appointment caps a months long search for the job since Bob Sauerberg Jr revealed last November that he would leave the company.
Lynch will officially start work in the new job on April 22 at which time he will also join the Condé Nast board of directors.
His appointment comes as the longtime media publisher faces grim industry headwinds that have forced a number of changes and contractions from many of the company’s signature media properties.
Last year, the company ended regular print runs of Glamour, a women’s magazine, following similar decisions in 2017 to end print runs for Self and Teen Vogue.
In January, the company revealed plans to put all its content behind some form of paywall by the end of the year.
“After conducting a thorough search for an executive to run the combined Condé Nast US and Condé Nast International, we believe Roger is the right person to lead Condé Nast during our new phase of global integration, growth and transformation,” Condé board chairman Jonathan Newhouse said in a statement.
“I have long admired the extraordinary, award-winning content produced by Condé Nast,” Lynch said. “I’m very excited to work alongside the talented, passionate and creative team at Condé Nast as we drive the next phase of the company’s growth.”