Future appoints Jon Steinberg as its new CEO

Jon Steinberg has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Future and will join the multimedia company from 3 April.

Steinberg is an experienced media executive, with a strong track record of innovation, scaling media groups and creating value. Most recently he was the President of Altice USA’s News & Advertising Division, which encompasses News 12, i24NEWS, Cheddar News and Altice USA’s a4 Advertising unit.

Steinberg joined Altice through the sale of Cheddar News, a digital-first innovative news company, which he founded in 2016. Prior to Cheddar, he was the Chief Executive Officer of DailyMail.com North America, having joined from BuzzFeed where he was President & Chief Operating Officer.

Steinberg is currently a Senior Advisor to The Raine Group, where he advises media portfolio companies on strategy and go-to-market execution, a role which he will step down from before he joins Future. He is also a non-executive director of The City, a New York City non-profit focused on the coverage of local government.

Steinberg succeeds Zillah Byng-Thorne, who announced her intention to stand down last September.

“I am delighted to be joining Future. It is a business that I’ve followed closely and long admired for the way it has redefined the media playbook, marrying the best of editorial and technology,” Steinberg said. “I look forward to working with the Board and the leadership team to build on the success achieved under Zillah’s tenure.”

Welcoming Steinberg, Richard Huntingford, Chair of Future, said he combines entrepreneurialism with leadership at some of the very best digital and media organisations operating at scale.

“He is a charismatic leader with a deep understanding and passion for media, particularly how technology, creativity and innovation can be harnessed to accelerate growth and build significant value for stakeholders. As we look to further extend Future’s leadership, particularly in the US, Jon is a natural fit.”


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