Aug. 6, 2019 – CLEVELAND, Ohio – GIE Media, the parent company of Cannabis Business Times, Cannabis Dispensary and Cannabis Conference, is pleased to announce that Jonathan Katz has been named managing editor.

Katz comes to the cannabis group with nearly two decades of experience as a professional writer, editor and journalist. He previously served as managing editor for IndustryWeek, as well as a client services manager/project manager for New Jersey-based Content4Demand. Katz also served as associate editor for Lawn & Landscape, another title in GIE Media’s horticulture group.

Most recently, Katz worked as a Cleveland-area freelance writer and editor through his own firm, JSK Communications LLC. In this role, Katz provided business-to-business (B2B) writing, editing and project management services for publishing and content marketing firms, as well as individual businesses.

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Katz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Kent State University. He previously contributed to Cannabis Business Times as a freelance writer and is looking forward to further applying his extensive B2B and editing background to GIE Media’s Cannabis Group.

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“I am excited to join GIE Media’s Cannabis Group to help provide strategic information to businesses in the rapidly growing cannabis industry,” Katz said.

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“We are thrilled to have Jon join our team as managing editor of CBT, CD and Cannabis Conference,” Editorial Director Noelle Skodzinski said. “His years of developing content strategy and media for a wide variety of industries make a great foundation for his entrance into a position serving the cannabis market.”

About GIE Media

Established in 1980, GIE Media Inc. has grown from one publication into a leading marketing and communications business-to-business media company serving 17 industries. The company goal of Group Interest Enterprises is to publish the highest-quality business magazines, websites, e-newsletters, conferences, reference books and other forms of business media in growth industries, with a quality standard based upon editorial value and market leadership.

GIE Media Inc. is headquartered in Valley View, Ohio, and is privately owned by its founder Richard Foster. The company employs nearly 100 editors, publishers, sales representatives, marketers and other professionals.