Seattle Business hires Smith as its new editor
Rob Smith has been hired as editor-in-chief of Seattle Business magazine.
Alanna Wight of Seattle Business writes, “Smith brings 13 years of experience as the editor-in-chief of the Puget Sound Business Journal and Portland Business Journal, where he led the development of an online news division while expanding the weekly print publications. Most recently, Smith served as national retail coordinator and reporter for CoStar Group, a comprehensive, commercial property listing service and database. In his role, he launched a national retail desk while helping the team create a startup news organization.
“‘Personally, I like the business of being a business editor,’ says Smith. ‘I am excited to take a reputable publication with a strong foothold in the community and a very solid base, and inject some ideas and energy to take advantage of the strong editorial product that already exists.’
“‘Seattle Business has a history of high-quality journalism, integrity and community-building events and I’m excited to bring Rob’s fresh perspective to our company to continue to grow the brand,’ says Rachel Hart, Tiger Oak Media’s VP of content. ‘We’re excited to have him lead the magazine as it evolves with the region’s rapidly changing business landscape.'”
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