Edward John (Ted) Markle has been appointed president of TC Media, the media sector of TC Transcontinental. He was previously senior vice president of content solutions, a role he held since 2011.
Markle replaces François Olivier, who has been acting president since last summer after Natalie Larivière vacated the position and joined V Interactions
, a TV channel chain, as executive vice-president and chief operating officer.
"Ted knows our organization inside out and is completely familiar with the issues in our fast-changing media industry," said Olivier in a company release. "Since 1999, when he joined TC Transcontinental, he has rolled out several innovative business solutions across all sectors which are widely recognized today."
In past roles at TC, Markle managed the integration of several acquisitions including Telemedia's publishing division, and spearheaded The Globe and Mail
's transition to a hybrid printing platform.
TC Media's portfolio includes magazines, books, newspapers and custom content. Its magazine properties include Elle
, Canadian Living
, Coup de pouce
and The Hockey News
. Last year it launched a TV production house
and expanded some of its flagship titles to digital iPad editions