Many of the names and faces surrounding Jim Porter at The Repository have changed since he was hired as the newspaper’s circulation promotions manager 26 years ago.
He’s worked for three corporate owners, under six different publishers, and alongside five different editors.
On Monday morning, he officially was named publisher of Gatehouse Ohio. It’s a role Porter has held on an interim basis since Chris White resigned last month to take a job in Indiana.
“I’ve reached my pinnacle,” Porter said.
The 48-year-old married father of four has no intention of climbing any more rungs on the corporate ladder. Heading The Repository fulfills a goal he set for himself in the late 1990s.
As Gatehouse Ohio publisher, Porter directs three daily newspapers — The Repository, The Independent, The Times-Reporter, as well as About Magazine, the weekly Suburbanite papers in Green and Jackson Township, and all affiliated websites.