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News Revenue Hub announces three new hires to scale impact

The News Revenue Hub, a nonprofit organization that helps news organizations build sustainable business models, is excited to welcome Sarah Bishop Woods, Sophie Ho, and Ashley Webster to its growing team.

Woods will join the Hub as its first-ever Chief of Staff on May 1. She most recently worked as the Senior Director of Development at Vox, where she gained extensive experience in business development and fundraising, project management, strategic planning, and editorial initiatives. In her new role at the Hub, Woods will be responsible for managing the executive office, leaders and stakeholders, and ensuring alignment on vision and goals.

Ho joined the Hub this week as the Senior Newsroom Growth Expert, another new position for the Hub. With years of deep experience with data, analytics and product strategy at Google and The Washington Post, Ho will help Hub newsrooms leverage mission-driven metrics to better understand and serve their communities. As a member of the consulting team, Ho will focus on high-level strategy for clients, including audience growth, product strategy and data analysis. 

Webster began working at the Hub as a Project Manager in late March. Building upon her background in audience development at Quartz, Webster will focus on audience and membership initiatives for Hub clients, helping newsrooms engage their existing audience and member bases while also building strategies to reach new readers.

“I admire the Hub’s mission to make newsrooms more sustainable and journalism more accessible for audiences,” said Webster. “Helping newsrooms that I’m working with at the Hub do that for many years to come — especially because they’re doing such important work in local news, covering climate, politics and other crucial issues — is a dream.”

Woods said the Hub’s values attracted her to the position. “I was blown away by the integrity of the organization and also felt very moved by the commitment to the mission,” she said. “Working to better communities and to support local newsrooms is something that speaks to my core values.”

And Ho shared her colleagues’ enthusiasm, adding: “I’m feeling really excited. It’s often quite rare to find a company that has values that are so clearly articulated and so neatly match with what I was looking for.” 

Mary Walter-Brown, CEO and co-founder of the Hub, is thrilled to welcome the new hires. “It’s exciting to have these three talents joining the Hub at such a pivotal time in our evolution,” she said. “They each bring unique perspectives, expertise, and experience working at some of the industry’s most innovative and influential newsrooms. I’m honored that they’ve chosen to devote their passion and energy to helping the Hub scale our services and impact.”


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