Resnik to Redefine and Direct Technology and Media Company’s Content Production, Distribution, and Monetization Strategy
FiscalNote, a technology and media company providing information services and software that connect the world to their governments, announced that Josh Resnik has joined as Chief Content Officer and SVP/Publisher. In this role, Resnik will guide FiscalNote’s strategy for producing, distributing, and monetizing content, including serving as SVP/Publisher of CQ and Roll Call, as well as leading all content licensing and distribution partnerships.
Resnik, who brings more than two decades of experience in media and technology to his work with FiscalNote, joins amid the company’s next phase of growth following the $180 million acquisition of CQ Roll Call in August. In this role, Resnik will focus on elevating established media brands CQ and Roll Call by increasing coverage, driving more use of multimedia, and leveraging FiscalNote’s expansive global government data, analytics, and tools.
“I am thrilled to welcome Josh to the company, a forward-thinking executive who understands the power of combining technology with the award-winning journalism that is central to FiscalNote’s mission,” said Tim Hwang, founder and CEO of FiscalNote. “Josh’s experience guiding companies through the integration of cross-platform solutions will be an asset as we continue to grow our products and services to best meet the needs of our customers and readers.”
Resnik’s career has centered on the intersection of media, journalism and technology. Resnik previously led the Digital division at Gannett, then the largest newspaper owner and one of the largest TV station owners in the United States. He worked with publishers, editors, and TV station personnel to broaden content offerings and leverage technology solutions to create new cross-platform products and experiences, with special focus on video and social media to drive growth.
“More than ever, there is great demand for objective, non-partisan journalism and information,” said Resnik. “CQ and Roll Call are hallmarks of quality, balanced, in-depth coverage, and the combination with FiscalNote’s innovative technology platforms and data is truly unique. I am excited to join FiscalNote and support its growth as people around the world continue to seek more information, data, and tools to connect with their governments and manage issues.”
Resnik will oversee FiscalNote’s publishing teams, increasing coverage in areas that matter most to the company’s customers and audiences, and expanding further to cover new areas that will be key drivers of future growth.
The company is building out new TV and podcasting studios on Pennsylvania Avenue in order to grow its multimedia content, and the editorial teams will utilize FiscalNote’s advanced data capabilities to enhance their reporting.
Resnik, who began his career as an attorney, joined AOL in 1999 and led multiple strategic partnerships with digital industry leaders, including Google and Amazon. After his work at Gannett, he joined early stage e-commerce startup Spree Commerce, where he launched the company’s first revenue-generating product and built its sales, marketing, partnership, and business intelligence functions, developments that culminated in Spree’s acquisition by First Data in 2015.