Mae Cheng, senior vice president at Barron’s Group, sent out the following announcement on Wednesday:
We’re delighted to announce a series of Barron’s Group promotions which will further strengthen our senior leadership ranks, our focus and momentum in FY22.
Jeremy Olshan, our MarketWatch editor in chief, has been promoted to the role of Barron’s Group Managing Editor for Audience and Engagement and MarketWatch Head of Content. It is a news-based role that will have him working across all the Barron’s Group titles to grow new and existing audiences. He will continue to oversee the MarketWatch newsroom.
Jeremy is well-suited to successfully help lead the group. As MarketWatch editor in chief for the past seven years, the site’s audience has grown fourfold and in FY21, MarketWatch achieved record revenue growth, marking its highest annual total revenue. Under his leadership, MarketWatch has also made service journalism its mission, embracing new features like the Moneyist and the Best New Ideas in Money as well as others that cover student debt and crypto. His deep understanding of our readers coupled with his extensive knowledge of audience development will set us on a steep upward trajectory to expand our readers and users.
Prior to joining Dow Jones in 2011, Jeremy worked at the New York Post, covering politics, transportation, crime, and entertainment. His work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Newsday, Salon, and the Huffington Post, among other places.
In his spare time Jeremy likes to hike and play the piano, a new hobby he took up in his mid-40s, but one which, he says, his family has come to appreciate less during the pandemic.
Also as part of the newsroom changes, Shruti Tripathi Chopra has been named Editor in Chief of Financial News and Private Equity News.
Since joining Dow Jones in 2019, Shruti has skillfully taken on newsroom leadership roles with much success. Her energy and her creativity, coupled with her ability to bring teams together and her unparalleled journalistic instincts, have made her a strong and dynamic force in the newsroom.
Nearly three years ago, we happily wooed her away from City AM, where she had served in a variety of editing positions.
Shruti has been on family leave since mid-July celebrating the birth of her daughter, but before her departure, she spent the prior six months planning coverage and hires to carry us through the time she would be off. No detail escapes Shruti.
Last but not least, we’re pleased to announce that Alex Dousie has been promoted to Barron’s Group Vice President of Marketing.
Alex, who has been at Dow Jones for just over four years, has been responsible for Barron’s Group brand marketing and promotion and most recently launched Barron’s first brand campaign in more than 25 years. The Barron’s centennial campaign that he spearheaded and incubated celebrated Barron’s accomplishments over the past 100 years but also smartly had an eye to the future and successfully resonated with new and existing audiences alike.
Previously, Alex worked in advertising and left his mark on campaigns involving Uniqlo, Vita Coco and Volvo.
Outside of work, Alex is often obsessing over his rusty motorcycle and walking his six dogs.
Please join us in congratulating Jeremy, Shruti and Alex for their achievements and in cheering them on as they continue to help lead and guide Barron’s Group to myriad successes to come.
— Mae and Dan