After a nearly four-month search to replace Chris Saridakis as chief digital officer, sources tell paidContent Gannett (NYSE: GCI) is close to promoting Josh Resnik to the post. A Gannett rep said that the company had no comment. If Gannett does move Resnik up as expected, it would be passing up former digital head Jack Williams for the role.
Williams, president of Gannett Digital before Saridakis joined Gannett, is currently president of Gannett Digital Ventures, an umbrella unit for the online classifieds businesses such as CareerBuilder, Classified Ventures, Topix.net and ShopLocal. He was considered the most likely internal candidate to follow Saridakis, who exited Gannett to become CEO of GSI Commerce