THE new CEO of The Australian Jewish News has pledged to “embrace the paper’s rich history” as well as “the next generations of readers and audiences with engaging content in the digital ways they like to consume it”.
David Redman took on the role of chief executive of Polaris Media, publisher of The AJN and its sister magazine Property Weekly, last week.
The position was left vacant when previous CEO Joshua Levi passed away tragically in February.
Redman, a hugely experienced media executive and award-winning film and television producer, has spent more than 25 years growing businesses and projects across Australia, Europe, the US and Asia.
The longest-serving council member of Screen Producers Australia, he has most recently served as founder and director of Redman Entertainments, which provides consultation and advisory services in the media, entertainment, arts and culture industries, and as founder and co-CEO of both Harvest Pictures and Instinct Entertainment, one of Australia’s most prolific feature film production companies.
“I am very excited about joining Polaris Media, Property Weekly and The Australian Jewish News, and leading this fantastic and dedicated team to continue to embrace the paper’s rich history, while also looking to broaden and deepen the connection with the community,” said Redman.
“It is a very challenging time for print media worldwide and we are looking to ensure the continuity of the physical paper and embrace the next generations of readers and audiences with engaging content in the digital ways they like to consume it.”
Looking to the future, he added, “We will be announcing some exciting new initiatives over the coming weeks, and we look forward to continuing to connect with, and illustrate, our wonderful community.”
Welcoming Redman to the role, Polaris Media chairman Robert Magid said, “At a time when traditional print publications must adapt to the challenges of the digital age, The AJN and Property Weekly are privileged to have someone with David’s extensive experience, talents and vision at the helm.
“With his unique industry insight, he is ideally placed to take our titles forward and ensure that they continue to serve their readers while responding to the demands of an ever-changing media landscape.”