KANSAS CITY — Reflecting major expansion in the breadth of its editorial activities, a series of promotions have been announced at Food Business News.
Keith Nunes, who has served as executive editor of Food Business News since the publication’s inception in 2004, has been named editor. As editor, Mr. Nunes will direct all the publication’s editorial activities, including digital and print, as well as a new co-packing supplement planned for 2019 and events. He succeeds Josh Sosland, who has been named editor-in-chief and will maintain oversight over the editorial direction of Food Business News in addition to his responsibilities as editor of Milling & Baking News and his administrative duties as president of Sosland Publishing Company.
Eric Schroeder has been promoted to executive editor of Food Business News. He will be the principal copy editor of Food Business News as well as continue as a writer for the publication. Mr. Schroeder also is managing editor of Milling & Baking News and World Grain and serves as a digital adviser for all Sosland Publishing Company web sites. Mr. Schroeder has been with Sosland Publishing Company for 20 years.
Monica Watrous has been promoted to managing editor of Food Business News. Ms. Watrous has been part of the Sosland Publishing editorial team for six years as digital media senior editor. As managing editor, her duties will expand to the print sphere in addition to continued involvement in digital, which has enjoyed extraordinary growth thanks in large part to her determination and talent.
“I’m thrilled to announce promotions across the Food Business News team,” said G. Michael Gude, publisher of Food Business News. “These promotions reflect the editorial success enjoyed by the publication together with exciting new initiatives that are underway. Food Business News has many seasoned editors and has benefited greatly from the experience they have developed.
“During his time as executive editor, Keith has shaped Food Business News into a uniquely successful publication for the food business, gaining important knowledge along the way all the while building a strong reputation for himself across the industry. As editor, he will continue to benefit from the industry knowledge and guidance Josh will provide as editor-in-chief.
“In his new position, Eric will remain an editorial anchor, helping sustain high quality coverage that is accurate and comprehensive while providing valued guidance for Sosland’s web sites. Monica has been crucial to the phenomenal success achieved by foodbusinessnews.net, and Sosland Publishing will benefit greatly from the energy she will bring to her broader responsibilities.”