The Scotsman Media Group has appointed Courtney Rae Kasper as associate publisher of editorial as well as editor-in-chief of Today’s CNY Woman, effective Feb. 12.
An award-winning writer and editor, Kasper brings more than eight years of professional print media experience to the company. Most recently, she served as senior editor for Today’s CNY Woman in Syracuse, and previously as associate editor for Dance Teacher magazine, New York, N.Y.
Kasper’s work also has appeared in national publications such as Time Out New York.
In addition to overseeing editorial content and design of all the company’s media products, Kasper will be responsible for maintaining the profitability of Today’s CNY Woman, while supporting advertising efforts for all of the company’s publications.
“Courtney Kasper has been an integral part of the Scotsman Media Group for more than two years,” said Scotsman Media Group President William Veit. “With Courtney’s drive, talent, and experience, we are certain our Scotsman Media Group readers and advertisers will be well served under her leadership.”
Kasper reports she will focus on continuing the growth of Today’s CNY Woman with a renewed focus on community events, and will work with focus groups to better understand the needs of the women in the Central New York community.
Under Kasper’s leadership, the editorial team for The Valley News will continue the publication’s long tradition of serving the Fulton community with quality community journalism, including a continuation of its monthly Fulton Families series, city of Fulton and Oswego County government, school sports and other community news coverage.
Kasper received her master of arts degree in magazine, newspaper and online journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Kasper was selected for the 2013 Rising Stars program through the Association of Free Community Papers where she will serve as a mentor for young communications professionals and participate in annual symposiums for the following two years.
Kasper resides with her husband, Don Kasper, in Auburn.
The Scotsman Press, Inc., incorporated in 1954, today is doing business as the Scotsman Media Group, which publishes the award-winning, community-focused publications The Valley News, Today’s CNY Woman, The Finger Lakes Vacationer and other specialty publications. The company also serves hundreds of other publications through its commercial printing services to customers throughout Central New York.
The Scotsman Press, Inc. is currently owned by John J. Badoud, Jr. of Virginia. On Jan. 24, 2014, it was announced that the company signed a definitive agreement to sell the company to its current president, William G. Veit. The sale of the company is expected to close on or about March 31, 2014.
For more information, please visit www.scotsmanpress.com