Hire Me!

For two decades I have been a business and marketing leader in the Canadian media industry. And while the media industry can be exciting as well as challenging, in late 2020 I decided to leave my role and refocus my career doing what I love to do best – helping businesses grow.

I’m currently looking to apply my professional skills and experience in digital marketing and communications with a company looking for a creative and motivated senior leader.

Under my leadership, my team of 40 sales and marketing consultants have helped hundreds of small and medium sized businesses face the challenges of reaching their customers. My career highlights include:

  • 8+ years of executive leadership experience in a complex and evolving matrix environment, including presentation experience with senior and C-Suite level executives
  • 12+ years of creating and building new digital brands
  • 16+ years of building and growing successful teams through performance management, on-going coaching, and mentorship
  • 20+ years of experience creating, managing, and optimizing marketing and communications strategies in both traditional and digital media
  • A proven track record of driving positive departmental and organizational transformation
  • Consistently meets and exceeds goals and targets despite heavy disruption
  • Strong presenter and corporate representative to both the public and business communities

Interested in grabbing a coffee and chat? Connect with me on LinkedIn or send an email to hire@jonstewart.com.

Professional Experience

Regional Director, Media Sales (Advertising)
Postmedia / Ottawa Citizen (2012-2020)

  • Senior executive for multiple print and online publications, including the Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa Sun, Kingston Whig Standard, Brockville Recorder & Times, Cornwall Standard Freeholder and Pembroke Observer & News
  • Created and led agency-style department of more than 40 media sales and marketing professionals to provide new services to clients, including hiring the first digital performance marketing team and expanding the content marketing team
  • Worked with key clients to create marketing and communications strategies with high degree of accountability
  • Managed many complex and sensitive files, including large and aggressive revenue targets
  • Represented the company to the public and the local business community, including overseeing all B2B communications and marketing
  • Consistently grew revenue by 3-5% in a declining industry

Roles at Postmedia / Ottawa Citizen

Regional Manager, Digital
Rogers Media (2000-2012)

  • Created and managed the digital brand, marketing, and sales for more than a dozen radio stations across Canada, including CHEZ 106, 1053 KISS FM, 1310 News, K-ROCK 105.7
  • Developed social media communications guidelines for on-air talent and promotion/marketing departments
  • Managed the company relationship with loyalty club and database supplier
  • Procured new revenue streams and opportunities to enhance our digital marketing & communications toolkit
  • Designed all offline and online marketing assets, as well as the initial branding of 1053 KISS FM

Roles at Rogers Media

  • National Businesses Development Manager | Digital / Radio | 2010-2012
  • Regional Manager, Digital | Rogers Radio (Ottawa & Eastern Canada) | 2000-2012

Volunteer Experience

Board Member / Communications Chair
The Snowsuit Fund of Ottawa / Le Fonds Habieneige d’Ottawa | 2018 – Present

• Craft the annual marketing strategy & work with our agency to execute
• Provide feedback & guidance on digital fundraising efforts
• Review press releases, newsletters & social media communication with outside agency
• Create digital content & assets for our website
• Directly manage Google AdWords Grant