The Huffington Post Media Group has named Janet Balis its first Publisher. Balis was most recently Senior Vice President and Head of Sales Strategy, Marketing and Partnerships at AOL. She had held that position since October of 2011 and had previously worked for AOL from 2004 to 2007 as Senior Vice President, Sales Development. In her new role as Publisher, Balis will work to expand HuffPo’s partnerships and help shape marketing strategies.
In other news, HuffPo has named Moritz Loew, formerly Chief Agency Officer for NBC News Digital and General Manager of Sales for MSNBC Interactive, as its new Senior Vice President of Sales. At HuffPo, Loew will lead the sales team and be responsible for generating revenue for all of The Huffington Post Media Group’s sites.
“I’m delighted to welcome Janet Balis and Moritz Loew to HuffPost at a time of unprecedented growth, from the launch of the Huffington Post Streaming Network and the Huffington iPad magazine and GPS for the Soul apps to our international expansions,” said Arianna Huffington, President of HuffPo. “Both Mortiz and Janet, who is already deeply familiar with HuffPost from her time at AOL, have deep roots in digital media, with track records of innovative thinking and leadership that will make them invaluable members of the HuffPost team.”