Postmedia Network to open digital development lab in the Communitech Hub
Postmedia is currently recruiting for two key roles – an Innovation Manager and Development Lead for the new team
TORONTO, Ontario – August 2, 2016 — Postmedia Network Inc., one of Canada’s largest newsmedia companies, is pleased to announce an agreement with Communitech, an industry-led innovation centre that supports, fosters and celebrates a community of more than 1,000 tech companies, to open a new digital development lab in the Communitech Hub.
“With our strategic focus set on cultivating innovative new business approaches and continuous transformation, opening this new space within the Communitech Hub will help jumpstart a new team with new ideas to set new, higher benchmarks for success,” said Andrew MacLeod, EVP and Chief Commercial Officer, Postmedia.
With its overarching mission to evolve digital possibilities for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs), the new development team will also focus on providing additional product development for Postmedia’s expanding digital portfolio, developing new solutions for existing challenges and accelerating a new growth model for the industry.
“We are thrilled to launch a team entirely devoted to expanding our innovation capabilities and growing our B2B product strategy,” said Thomas Jankowski, Postmedia’s EVP and Chief Digital Officer. “Communitech is one of the leading tech innovation centres in the world. Establishing our presence there allows us to attract new talent and gain insights into breakthrough technologies that we can in turn layer on to our strategic objectives.”
The new team will be immersed in a culture of exciting innovators and burgeoning new ideas in the Communitech Hub. With access to innovative building blocks including Node.js and React.js, Postmedia’s new team will be working beyond traditional media offerings into new, fully integrated service offerings across multiple platforms and channels.
“We look forward to collaborating with Postmedia as they grow their digital footprint,” said Iain Klugman, President and CEO, Communitech. “Our region’s pool of creative talent will help Postmedia to expand its services to businesses and develop new digital products.”
Postmedia is currently recruiting for two key roles – an Innovation Manager and Development Lead for the new team. Team members will have the opportunity to significantly shape the future of a traditional media company and create solutions that profoundly affect the relationships between consumers and businesses through new platforms and solutions.
Postmedia’s innovation lab at the Communitech Hub in Waterloo is expected to launch in the fall. The new team will complement Postmedia’s established network of digital development teams located in Toronto and Ancaster.