LAKEHURST – Micromedia Publications, Inc., the company behind seven local weekly newspapers and the news website Jersey Shore Online, has announced the promotion of Jason Allentoff to Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
In his newly elevated role, Allentoff will oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization, manage the production, news and sales staff and continue to ensure the company remains a leader in fair, balanced and accurate local news and a viable vehicle for businesses of all sizes to advertise.
Company President, Publisher and founder Stewart Swann says “since joining our organization, Jason has utilized his innumerable skills and almost limitless energy to keep our company’s print and online offerings relevant both today and well into the future. Through his oversight, our news content has become the standard of excellence in the communities we serve, which is to be found in our seven weekly newspapers and on multiple online platforms. This, of course is of great benefit to both our readers and advertisers. With his knowledge of evolving technology, Jason will be able to successfully guide our company and its offerings for many years to come.”
Prior to this role, Allentoff served as General Manager and Editor-In-Chief. While in this capacity, he was instrumental at bringing Micromedia into cyberspace with the development of a hyperlocal news website and social media pages.
“While our weekly print publications remain our bread and butter, we now function as a daily news outlet through our website, optimized for all devices,” says Allentoff. “We have the ability to reach our readers 24 hours a day, seven days a week which benefits our audience and advertisers. I’m very excited about this promotion and I look forward to working with Stew on continuing the mission he started over two decades ago” Allentoff adds.
Prior to joining Micromedia, Allentoff worked as a radio news anchor/reporter for the Townsquare News Network with his home base at 92.7 WOBM-FM in Ocean County. He covered a variety of major stories including Superstorm Sandy. Allentoff was also part of the daily news rotation on the flagship station, New Jersey 101.5, filing Ocean, Monmouth and Middlesex County news reports.
Allentoff holds an Associate’s Degree in Television Production from Brookdale Community College as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Radio, Journalism & Television Broadcasting from Monmouth University.
Allentoff lives in Ocean County and is married with two children.
About Micromedia Publications, Inc.
Micromedia Publications, Inc. was founded in 1995 for the purpose of publishing high quality local weekly newspapers within New Jersey. The company has seven papers: The Toms River Times, The Manchester Times, The Berkeley Times, The Brick Times, The Jackson Times, The Southern Ocean Times and The Howell Times. Since 2017, Micromedia has been providing daily news updates at www.JerseyShoreOnline.com.