July 21, 2017 Last Updated 8:46 am

Capitol Hill Publishing Corp, publisher of The Hill, names Richard Beckman president

Beckman previously served as CEO of Prometheus Global Media, and most recently was Chief Revenue Officer at VICE Media

Washington, D.C. – July 20, 2017 –  The Hill, the news source of record for policy influencers inside and outside Washington, today announced Richard Beckman in a new role as President. Mr. Beckman will report to James Finkelstein, chairman of Capitol Hill Publishing Corp, which publishes The Hill. Mr. Beckman previously served as CEO of Prometheus Global Media when Mr. Finkelstein was an owner and Chairman. Mr. Beckman and Mr. Finkelstein were responsible for the famous reinvention of The Hollywood Reporter, the successful resurrection of the Billboard Music Awards and the relaunch of trade publication Adweek. Mr. Beckman starts today.

“Richard has proven himself time and again to be one of the great rainmakers in the media business,” said Mr. Finkelstein. “The Hill has huge expansion plans in the works across many areas, especially video. I reached out to Richard because I believe he’s exactly the right person to help create and execute these initiatives.”

The Hill is the largest and fastest growing of any major independent political site. Additionally, it creates more social engagement on Facebook and Twitter than any of its peers.

“When James first approached me about this role and his ambitious plans for The Hill, I knew the timing was right to work together again,” said Mr. Beckman. “Politics is fast becoming the most important passion point in American culture, and it’s undeniable that The Hill is at the very epicenter. I am very excited about this next phase in the development of this storied brand.”

Mr. Beckman is renowned for his ability to build, conceive and monetize world-class assets across multiple channels. He previously served as Vice Media’s first CRO, CEO of the branded entertainment company Three Lions Entertainment, and for Condé Nast where over a 24-year career he held various positions including President Condé Nast Media Group, CEO Fairchild, CMO Condé Nast, and Publisher of Vogue, GQ and Condé Nast Traveler. Most recently, Mr. Beckman was CRO at Group Nine.

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