Thursday, November 17, 2011

Borg starts search for new editor

Ridgewood, NJ Downtown
When Francis "Frank" Scandale first came to The Record, he was surprised
 and upset he couldn't afford a home in Ridgewood. He settled in Glen Rock.

Publisher Stephen A. Borg is seeking a replacement for Francis "Frank" Scandale, who was fired as editor of The Record in a trick-or-treat ambush on Halloween.

A listing for Vice President/Editor of The Record of Woodland Park appeared today on the Web site. 

Salary is "not specified." Scandale, 54, was paid more than $200,000 a year. Here is the listing:

Company:North Jersey Media Group
VP/Editor of The Record
Woodland Park, New Jersey
Job Status: Full-time
Salary: Not Specified
Ad Expires: 
December 22, 2011
Job ID:1298640
North Jersey Media Group, the premier information company in northern New Jersey, has an immediate opening for VP/Editor of The Record.  
 The VP/Editor of The Record is in charge of all editorial content for the print editions of The Record, Herald News and for and its sister e-editions and applications.   
 As a key member of the North Jersey Media Group’s senior management team, the VP/Editor is responsible for the strategy in developing content and overseeing the creation of editorial content for print and digital platforms in a highly competitive media market. The ideal candidate will be a proven leader with excellent news judgment, strong managerial skills, and the ability to drive innovation and achieve business goals. The candidate must possess a BA or BS degree and 15+ years’ experience in a newsroom managerial position in the print industry.
 North Jersey Media Group (NJMG) is an independent, family-owned media company providing local news, information and services to the residents of northern New Jersey. The company is best known for its flagship daily newspaper, The Record.  NJMG also publishes the Herald News, more than 40 community newspapers and a family of glossy magazines, including the popular (201), Bergen County's first and only monthly magazine, and The Parent Paper. All of the publications contribute breaking news, features, columns and local information to its website, The company recently launched a new website,, showcasing the people, places and events that make Bergen County unique. NJMG also includes a state-of-the-art printing facility, which produces its own publications and those of select other publishers.
 Please send résumé and salary requirements to Staffing Specialist Gina Stulen at
North Jersey Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  1. I nominate Vivian Waixel.

  2. I think she moved to a retirement village in Central New Jersey, but not sure she'd be the best choice.

    I do think it should be someone who knows New Jersey, not another out-of-towner like Francis who thinks it's his job to cover the world.

  3. Isn't Francis from New Jersey, save for his time in Denver?

  4. He was born in Brooklyn and was raised in Westfield, but he never struck me as someone who knew New Jersey.

    I recall that in a news meeting, he once ordered the news copy desk not to use the words "Pulaski Skyway" on the front page in connection with a story on crumbling infrastructure.

    He argued readers had never heard of it, and anyway, he never used it.


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