Press Release: Media Executive Paul Slavin Named President of Open Road Integrated Media
NEW YORK—September 21, 2015—Longtime media executive Paul Slavin has been named President of Open Road Integrated Media (ORIM), a leading digital publisher and multimedia content firm, company executives announced today.
Starting immediately, Slavin – who has served as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for Everyday Health – will be responsible for expanding the foundation and promise of ORIM, as it continues to bring great works to life as ebooks—for this generation and the next.
He will oversee the day-to-day operations of Open Road, including sales, marketing, finance, technology, and distribution, and is charged with efficiently and effectively managing the organization to maintain its high-growth trajectory.
Slavin will report directly to Open Road Integrated Media Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Jane Friedman.
“I’m delighted to welcome Paul to our growing enterprise. I am certain that his deep and diverse background in audience building and his strategic skills to drive revenue will expand our reach and complement, amplify, and further define Open Road’s mission, “ said Friedman. “His experience will no doubt enrich our company.”
“This is a terrific opportunity to help a dominant player in the digital book space to become even more dominant,” said Paul Slavin. “Jane and her team have created a world-class operation, and I am proud to be a part of its continued growth.”
In his position as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Everyday Health, Paul Slavin was responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the company’s multiple business units as well as overseeing marketing, business development, news operations, and all subscription-based properties. Additionally, he oversaw the delivery and execution of innovative video channels (digital and broadcast) for the company’s consumer and professional audiences. In March of 2014, in conjunction with the management team, he helped take the venture-capital-backed company to a successful IPO.
Prior to Everyday Health, Slavin spent 33 years at ABC News where, as Senior Vice President, News Media, he was responsible for all of ABC News’s digital content (including ABCNews.com), mobile, and broadband communications. He also served as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Newsgathering, and Senior Vice President, New Media. Additionally, Paul Slavin was Executive Producer of World News Tonight with Peter Jennings.
About Open Road Integrated Media
Open Road Integrated Media is an ebook publisher and content company. Open Road publishes and markets ebooks from legendary authors, including William Styron, Pat Conroy, Alice Walker, James Jones, and Virginia Hamilton. Open Road, also oversees a network of social websites built around authors, books, and the love of reading.