Philly Inquirer appoints Doucette as chief revenue officer
The Philadelphia Inquirer has tapped Peter Doucette, who spent more than a decade in sales and marketing jobs at the Boston Globe, as chief revenue officer. He will also work as strategic adviser on digital revenue for the Lenfest Institute, The Inquirer’s nonprofit owner.
His new role begins Feb. 1.
Doucette will join The Inquirer from FTI Consulting where he led a partnership with the Google News Initiative to help local news publishers adjust to online news delivery.
“Peter is an innovative and respected leader, especially when it comes to the digital transformation of news publications,” said the newspaper’s publisher and chief executive, Elizabeth H. Hughes. “We will benefit enormously from his experience as we continue on our mission of producing and delivering news in ways that best suit our diverse audiences.”
Under Doucette’s leadership at the Globe, the news organization was a leader among regional publications in convincing readers to pay for digital subscriptions.
“I am honored to join the incredible team at The Inquirer. I look forward to continuing to build a model for sustainable local news in this great city,” Doucette said. “Together in partnership with the Lenfest Institute, we can achieve a strong future for journalism in Philadelphia and beyond.”