Inquirer parent hires executive for digital strategy

Eric Ulken comes to IGM from SeattleTimes.com. He also worked for the Los Angeles Times.
Eric Ulken comes to IGM from SeattleTimes.com. He also worked for the Los Angeles Times.
Posted: August 06, 2014

Eric Ulken, director of product management for SeattleTimes.com, has been named executive director of digital strategy for Philly.com and Interstate General Media's other digital news properties, owner and publisher H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest said Monday.

Ulken will also oversee Inquirer.com and PhillyDailyNews.com.

Ulken, who will report to Stan Wischnowski, vice president of news operations, has extensive experience in content, product development, and digital journalism education. Before his current job, Ulken was the Seattle Times' assistant managing editor for digital. He also has worked for the Los Angeles Times.

Ulken's present position is overseeing the business performance of the Seattle Times' flagship digital product, including revenue from advertising and subscriptions.

"Eric has a superb editorial leadership and digital strategy background that makes him a perfect fit for Philly.com and IGM," said Lenfest.

"He also has a strong track record as an innovator, educator, and collaborator at some of the best news operations on the West Coast. We see this appointment as another big step toward enriching the value of our content on all platforms. Eric, along with our executive leadership team, will play an important role in assisting us with our overall digital strategy."

Ulken, 36, starts Sept. 10.


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