Bill Jensen is Vice President/General Manager of Music at BUZZMEDIA, the web's fastest growing entertainment publisher reaching more than 100M monthly pop culture, music and entertainment enthusiasts worldwide.
Previously, Jensen drove digital strategy and content for Village Voice Media (VVM), a chain of 13 city-specific websites (e.g., LA Weekly, Village Voice, Miami New Times, SFWeekly) and national blogs (e.g., Topless Robot) that grew from 2.7 to 15 million uniques in four years.
After earning a BA from Boston University and a Master's degree from the University of Kansas, Jensen played professional roller hockey and painted houses in 1997 while writing and producing his hockey fight zine. "The Fight Card" was spotted by the Village Voice, which assigned him a story for the first issue of its Long Island edition. He rose through the editorial ranks, before moving on to help launch the Long Island Press weekly as managing editor, which quickly rose to become one of the largest weekly newspapers in the country.
After a stint as editor of the Boston Phoenix, he came back to Village Voice Media in January of 2007 to oversee all web and mobile platforms. Since then, digital media revenue has grown more than 400%, and now represents close to 40% of the chainâ€™s overall income.
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