SOURCE: Free Range Content

Free Range Content

October 05, 2011 09:03 ET

Free Range Content Names Media Executive Jesse Levine Chief Revenue Officer

Former President and CEO of the Los Angeles Times Syndicate and New Business Development Strategist for the Christian Science Monitor to Lead San Francisco Startup in Delivering New Web Syndication Models

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 5, 2011) - Free Range Content (FRC) has appointed news media veteran, Jesse Levine, as Chief Revenue Officer. In this newly-created role, Mr. Levine will enhance the existing industry momentum building around FRC's instant syndication platform, Repost.Us. Repost.Us makes articles and stories embeddable -- just like video.

"Jesse has what it takes to lead young media companies with breakthrough ideas into an established market. He knows the domestic and international Fortune 500 media industry like few others do," said John Pettitt, founder and CEO, Free Range Content. "Jesse shares our vision: For the industry to make money and thrive, online content must be easy to syndicate."

"Taking content syndication into the digital age is my focus. Free Range Content's vision of utilizing the disruptive technologies of the internet to rebuild the content syndication paradigm is a truly exciting prospect," said Levine. "I am eager to join Free Range's mission to make online content easier to acquire and monetize for content producers, providers, and publishers."

About Jesse Levine
Mr. Levine has launched, run, and led syndication operations for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Tribune Company, and The Christian Science Monitor. As President and CEO of the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, Levine launched the company's first international division and later launched Newscom (www.newscom.com) as the industry's first international content syndication portal.

In 2004, Levine started his own media consulting company and spearheaded the U.S. media marketing of a new communications technology for Skinkers, a Microsoft-invested UK company. Over the last several years, he has led syndication and new business development initiatives for The Christian Science Monitor and Newslook, a news video syndication startup.

Jesse Levine's experience with domestic and international Fortune 500 Media includes technology sales, content syndication, creating and launching new content products, and building new syndication markets.

About Free Range Content
Founded in January of 2010, Free Range Content, Inc., Inc. creates products and services that maximize the reach and revenue of digital content. In addition to the Repost.Us beta platform, Free Range Content also established Curate.Us, a tool that allows users to create visually compelling clips and quotes of web content that are easily embedded in blog posts, email, forums and websites.

Free Range Content is led by CEO John Pettitt, founder of Cybersource and the original Beyond.com. The team has a cumulative 70 years of engineering and 100 years of content and publishing experience. For more information, visit www.freerangecontent.com.

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