Anthony DeMaio has been named vice president sales, with the title of associate publisher of Slate, effective October 4. Slate Publisher Matt Turck announced the appointment today.
DeMaio joins Slate, a Washington Post Co. property, after serving as Sales Director for The Washington Post Digital’s Eastern region for the past five years. Before that, DeMaio was a national account manager for Washington Post Digital where he was the top revenue producer for three years. Prior to joining Washington Post Digital, he spent more than five years working on key accounts at Engage Media and the Lycos Corporation.
“Anthony is a tremendous addition to our team,” said Turck. “He's a legend in the business, and there is no one better suited to lead our national sales team to continued and growing success. We're thrilled to have him.”
DeMaio replaces Matt Turck, who became Slate publisher in September.Commenting on his new position, DeMaio added, “I’m delighted to join Slate in this leadership role. It’s a true honor to be given the responsibility to lead Slate’s incredible sales team and I’m especially looking forward to working with Matt Turck and Slate’s customers to create innovative, socially-driven, multi-platform programs that move their brands to the next level,” said DeMaio. “I can’t wait to get started.” DeMaio earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Boston University. He lives with his wife and two sons on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. He is an avid sports enthusiast who will be running his 27 th marathon this November in New York City. Jacob Weisberg, chairman and editor-in-chief of The Slate Group, said, “We’re delighted to have Anthony succeeding Matt Turck in this crucial role at the head of our advertising team. He’s a consummate team player and will be an enormous asset to the Slate sales force.” About Slate ( www.slate.com ) Slate is a daily magazine on the Web that offers analysis and commentary about news, politics, culture, business, law, and technology. Slate's strong editorial voice and witty take on current events have been recognized with numerous awards, including the National Magazine Award for General Excellence Online and the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism. Reaching eight million unique visitors per month, Slate is the centerpiece of the Slate Group, an online publishing subsidiary of the Washington Post Co. (NYSE:WPO)