TMS Forms New Specialty Publications Division

Posted on July 19, 1999

Tribune Media Services has formed a new specialty publications division. Headquartered in Chicago, On the Mark Media provides newspapers with content packages, special sections and OnePages covering everything from entertainment, lifestyles and home and family to spot news, NASCAR, kids and spirituality.

On the Mark Media's development began earlier this year with the relocation of the US/Express and Easy Special Sections operation from Orlando to Chicago in March. The move centralized editorial, production, sales and marketing for these products along with the sales and marketing of Knight Ridder/Tribune-produced OnePages and new product development.

The On the Mark Media product lineup includes: The US/Express content packages PopNation, Lifestyle2000 and Mainstreet; Easy Special Sections covering topics from New Cars to Home & Garden and KRT OnePages including That's Racin', Millennium Notebook, 2000 and Beyond and the KRT Kids OnePages Yak's Corner, KidNews and KRTeens, plus one-time pages and sections covering spot news, tributes and sports. Also debuting from On the Mark Media is Soul & Spirit, a weekly KRT OnePage for content that relates to faith, values and spirituality.

TMS has also announced that Elizabeth Owens-Schiele has been named executive editor and general manager of On the Mark Media. In her new role, she is responsible for the weekly editorial production and management of US/Express and Easy Special Sections. She is also responsible for the marketing and product management of KRT's OnePage products.