January 30, 2014 (Washington, DC) – Hanley Wood Media has announced the promotion of award-winning editorial strategist John McManus as Editorial Director for its Residential Construction Group, overseeing strategy and operations for Hanley Wood’s new residential construction digital, print, and in-person titles including BUILDER, BIG BUILDER, CUSTOM HOME, and the Multifamily Group of titles, Affordable Housing Finance and Multifamily Executive.
“Hanley Wood’s history is rooted in the residential construction market, and our readers have come to trust and respect our voice, said Peter Goldstone, CEO of Hanley Wood. “John has been integral to the development of the relationship we have with our readers, and his leadership will advance the impact we have in the market.”
Prior to this appointment, McManus was founding editorial director for the Hanley Wood Radar Desk, an enterprise-wide innovation hub that curates, aggregates, and distributes content for the Washington, D.C.-based business-to-business media organization’s audience segments: residential construction, design, remodeling, and commercial construction. This initiative’s first phase created solutions that streamlined workflow and newsletter production, and paved the way for the digital initiatives that radiate throughout the organization.
“John’s dedication and commitment to excellence in editorial leadership and coverage of the housing industry is unrivaled, and we are fortunate to have him advancing our media brands in this space,” noted Dave Colford, President of Hanley Wood Media. “As the residential construction market continues to grow, John’s knowledge and skill will generate greater awareness and understanding for our readers and our customers.”
McManus came to Hanley Wood in 2004, working in several leadership roles within the company’s Residential Construction Group. He developed, and continues to run, the Construction Pulse news bureau at Hanley Wood, as well as the daily Builder Pulse newsletter and the Housing Crisis blog in 2009 as a forerunner to the company’s Radar Desk. He also previously served as editor of Big Builder and Multifamily Executive.