Seven Days Names Three New Associate Publishers


Paula Routly
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Seven Days has promoted three longtime employees — with a combined tenure of 28 years at the company — to associate publisher positions.

Online editor Cathy Resmer, creative director Don Eggert and sales director Colby Roberts will retain their current roles while taking on an increasing number of projects in the publisher realm.

“Cathy, Don and Colby have emerged as real leaders at Seven Days and have a lot to do with how far we’ve come as a media company,” says publisher and co-editor Paula Routly, who founded the Burlington-based alternative weekly newspaper 13 years ago with co-editor Pamela Polston. “We want to recognize that by entrusting them with more responsibility for our future growth and development.”

Resmer, 33, has been instrumental in using the website and new media to expand the editorial reach of Seven Days. Eggert, 32, is responsible for all the visuals online and off: design, branding and marketing. Roberts, 35, directs a six-person sales team.

“Pamela and I aren’t going anywhere,” says Routly. “But it’s nice to see the next generation stepping up — in this case, from within the company. We’re thrilled that our employees want to see Seven Days continue to serve the local community as much as we do.”

Seven Days hired Eggert, a Middlebury College grad, as a graphic designer in 1999. Rutland native Roberts joined the sales team the same year. Resmer worked for four years as a freelance writer before coming on as a full-time staff writer in 2005. Her web initiatives earned her a promotion to online editor in 2007.

Seven — is Vermont’s largest independent newsweekly and the region’s premier source of news, opinion, arts info, job listings, personals and classifieds. Seven Days also publishes 7 Nights: The Seven Days Guide to Vermont Restaurants and Bars, the NOW (Notes on the Weekend) e-newsletter and What’s Good: The Students’ Off-Campus Guide to Burlington.

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