Journal Communications, Inc. (NYSE:JRN), a diversified media company, announced that Faith E. Perkins, SPHR, has been named Vice President - Human Resources and will begin on August 27.
Ms. Perkins joins Journal from Cox Media Group, where she was Regional Vice President Human Resources based in West Palm Beach, Florida. In this role, she was a member of the senior leadership team and set HR strategy to drive a high performance culture for diverse media operations.
“We are excited to welcome Faith to our corporate team at Journal,” said Steven J. Smith, Chairman and CEO. “She has experience in all types of media including television, radio and newspapers and has proven senior level HR expertise in organizational effectiveness, talent management, benefits, and compensation.”
“I am both extremely excited and sincerely honored by the opportunity to work with Journal Communications,” said Ms. Perkins. “Journal is such a well-respected media company. I’m looking forward to working with the team to help create a best in class human resource function that values people and supports business objectives.”Prior to Cox, Perkins was Vice President Human Resources for Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff Co. where she led Human Resources for the Susquehanna Radio Division. Perkins was also a human resources manager at Hanover Direct, a director of Human Resources at DNA Enterprises, and a Staffing Manager at Fidelity Investments. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Dallas Baptist University and is on schedule to complete a Master of Science in Human Resources Development from Villanova University in 2013. She is certified in the Birkman Method for group development, and is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Media Staffing Network assisted Journal Communications in this national search. About Journal Communications Journal Communications, Inc., headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was founded in 1882. We are a diversified media company with operations in radio and television broadcasting, publishing and interactive media. We own and operate or provide programming and sales services to 35 radio stations and 14 television stations in 12 states. We publish the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which serves as the only major daily newspaper for the Milwaukee metropolitan area, and several community newspapers and shoppers in Wisconsin. Our interactive media assets build on our strong publishing and broadcasting brands.