Former Denver newspaper publisher takes on new role

Jill Farschman steps into interim CEO job at the Colorado Press Association

Staff report
Posted 7/5/18

A week after the sale of Life on Capitol Hill and the Washington Park Profile, former publisher Jill Farschman received an unexpected opportunity to work with the Colorado Press Association (CPA) in …

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Former Denver newspaper publisher takes on new role

Jill Farschman steps into interim CEO job at the Colorado Press Association

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A week after the sale of Life on Capitol Hill and the Washington Park Profile, former publisher Jill Farschman received an unexpected opportunity to work with the Colorado Press Association (CPA) in its search for new leadership.

On June 6, the CPA and its affiliate the Colorado Press Network (CPN), announced that Jerry Raehal would be resigning his position as CEO. He will be taking over as the publisher of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent and the Rifle Citizen Telegram. His last day with CPA will be July 20.

Farschman will begin working with the organizations on July 2 to train with Raehal during the transition. She will also be the chair of the search committee for a permanent replacement for the position. Before becoming a publisher, Farschman worked as a recruiter for high-volume companies.

Farschman said her unique recruting background, along with her passionate advocacy for community journalism, made her a natural fit for the interim job.

Farschman was in her second term on the CPA board, from which she resigned to take the position as interim CEO.

The CPA is a nonprofit trade organization that represents media members throughout Colorado. The organization also lobbies for press rights. CPN is a for-profit advertising agency.

Farschman added that since the CEO is in charge of both sides of the company, finding someone who fits the position will be a challenge.

“It’s a pretty vast skillset,” she said.

The organization had already seen some interest in the position, she added.

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