Industry News 10/22/2013

EMP: TransWorld Skateboarding Gets New Editor In Chief

TransWorld Skateboarding Gets New Editor In Chief
Press Release from GrindMedia

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 22, 2013 – GrindMedia is pleased to announce the appointment of Jaime Owens as the new Editor in Chief of TransWorld SKATEboarding (TWS), the number one skateboarding media brand in the industry. As Editor in Chief, Jaime will be responsible for maintaining TransWorld SKATEboarding’s strength and industry relevance by guiding initiatives on all print and digital platforms.

"I couldn't be more excited to join such a legendary brand and help to continue to make great skateboarding content with this talented staff," said Owens.

Prior to taking the helm at TWS, Owens served as the Editor in Chief of Skateboarder Magazine for the past five years and worked at the publication for 13 years in total.

“Jaime Owens is an incredible addition to the TransWorld SKATEboarding team,” said TWS Publisher Monica Campana. “Jaime’s work within the industry extends itself into multiple areas of relevance, influence and expertise.  Jaime is a solid individual with a sincere love of skateboarding.  We all are excited and proud to have him on our team.”

TransWorld SKATEboarding is the largest reaching media property within the skateboarding landscape and intends to build on that momentum and growth. With the combination of the largest print reach, digital, web, mobile and events, the TransWorld SKATEboarding brand has significant influence and strength within the industry.  A site redesign, multi-channel syndication efforts, a new European partnership with Factory Media (Sidewalk, Kingpin) and an increased team of videographers worldwide has extended the brand’s scope even more.

About TransWorld SKATEboarding 
Transworld SKATEboarding has been the largest, most respected skateboarding media outlet in the world for 30 years.  Known widely by its mantra, skate & create, and delivering the most innovative photography, cutting-edge editorial, and top-notch videos, TransWorld SKATEboarding offers its audience an inside look at the skateboarding culture through its magazines, videos and website. TransWorld SKATEboarding can be found online at TransWorld SKATEboarding is published by GrindMedia, the world’s leading action sports media company.

About GrindMedia
Source Interlink Media’s GrindMedia is the world’s largest action/adventure/outdoor media company, with 29 leading media assets featuring brands such as, SURFER, SURFING, TransWorld SKATEboarding, Bike, POWDER, TransWorld Motocross, Snowboarder, Canoe & Kayak and more. GrindMedia reaches more than 40 million engaged consumers every month through its print, online, mobile, TV/video and events. Delivering significant reach across both action sports enthusiast and various in-market consumer audiences, GrindMedia also produces more than 40 leading events and webcasts such as Surfer Poll Awards, TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards, Powder Video Awards, Lowers Pro and EnduroCross. GrindMedia is also the exclusive action and adventure sports content provider for Yahoo! Sports. To learn more, visit