Jason E. Klein
Jason E. Klein
President & CEO
Newspaper National Network LP
Jason E. Klein is President & CEO of Newspaper National Network LP, a private partnership owned by 25 of the largest U.S. newspaper companies, including Tribune, Gannett, Hearst, Advance, McClatchy, MediaNews, New York Times, and the Washington Post. NNN is a national network of local media encompassing print, online, mobile, and tablet formats; targeted inserts; Hispanic and ethnic segments; weeklies and suburban papers. NNN’s blue chip client list includes Procter & Gamble and IBM. Under Mr. Klein’s leadership, NNN has delivered record results, expanded into digital formats, and led in the use of media effectiveness metrics.
Prior to NNN, Mr. Klein’s experience is entirely outside of the newspaper business as a media executive and management consultant. He was CEO of Times Mirror Magazines, a leading magazine publisher with $300 million in revenue and 25 titles including Golf Magazine, Popular Science, Transworld Skateboarding, and Skiing. Mr. Klein joined the company as Group Publisher of Field & Stream and Outdoor Life magazines in 1995, and oversaw their turnaround from losses to the most profitable magazines in the company. Mr. Klein ran Times Mirror Magazines when its parent company was sold to Tribune in 2000, oversaw the divestiture of Times Mirror Magazines to Time Inc. for $475 million, and ran the integration into Time Inc. and rebranding as Time4 Media
Mr. Klein is a former management consultant with McKinsey where he developed growth and turnaround strategies for media and consumer goods companies. Mr. Klein’s clients induced television networks, consumer packaged goods companies, magazine publishers, and department stores. He also founded Healthy Living Media, a private-equity backed venture; and helped found MDconsult.com, an aggregator of medical information for professionals, now owned by Reed Elsevier. Mr. Klein ran strategic development for Times Mirror’s medical and professional division where he completed the acquisition of 15 companies in two years.
Mr. Klein holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an AB from Dartmouth College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude in computer science. He is Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, serves on the boards of the New York City Police Foundation and the American Advertising Federation, and is a past board member of the Magazine Publishers of America. Mr. Klein was recognized by Media Magazine as one of “100 People to Know” in the media industry, and can be found on twitter as @JKNews.