CHICAGO — Cars.com named Jennifer Newman as the site’s editor-in-chief. She has served in various editorial roles of increasing responsibility since joining the company nine years ago, most recently as managing editor.
“I’m thrilled to be leading our talented and passionate team of over 20 writers, editors, reviewers and multimedia producers,” said Newman. “The editorial content on Cars.com is one of the key reasons consumers visit our site, and our esteemed team of unbiased and trusted automotive experts write every review and piece of content with the goal of helping shoppers feel more confident and informed in their car purchase. I am eager to continue to deliver high-quality meaningful content to consumers in new and exciting ways.”
As editor-in-chief, Newman will lead efforts to expand and grow Cars.com’s diverse content offering. Under her leadership, Cars.com’s editorial team will be tasked with innovating the way they package and deliver highly relevant and exciting content to consumers.
“As an automotive industry veteran and long-time journalist, Jennifer is the perfect fit for this role,” said Brooke Skinner Ricketts, Cars.com’s CMO. “As we put more resources than ever behind one of Cars.com’s greatest assets, I can’t think of a better leader to be heading up the next chapter in Cars.com’s editorial history.”
Newman received her bachelor of arts in journalism from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Prior to Cars.com, Newman worked at the Chicago Sun-Times, Boston Herald and The Times of Northwest Indiana.