Jane Katona, who had been advertising director of the Daytona Beach (Florida) News-Journal has been named the GateHouse Media newspaper’s general manager.
She will continue to oversee the sales activities of GateHouse properties in eastern Florida as vice president of sales for East Florida.
Katona is replacing News-Journal Publisher Bill Offill for day-to-day responsibilities at the paper. Offill will continue to serve as group publisher, overseeing operations of The News-Journal, Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville and the St. Augustine Record. He was also named publisher of the Florida Times-Union.
“Jane was the obvious choice for this role, given her knowledge of the market and the high regard with which she is held in the community,” Offill said. “I wouldn’t be able to make this move without knowing The News-Journal, its employees and its readers are in great hands.”
Katona previously worked for The News-Journal from 1994 to 2008 and after a brief hiatus, returned as advertising director in May 2015.