From a trusted source I’ve learned that that there has been a couple of leadership changes inside Universal Uclick. Lee Salem has announced that he has relinquished his title of Editor. He started with the company since 1974 as an assistant editor before rising through the ranks to President in 2006. Since then he has retained the title of Editor which kept him in association with the editorial department. According to the internal memo sent to staff and UU syndicated cartoonists, after the 2011 United Media management deal, serving both roles became “unwieldy.” Lee states that his role moving forward is more focused on business opportunities.
The second announcement is that Vice President of Acquisitions and Rights John Glynn has been given the title of Editorial Director for all editorial matters. He will continue to be responsible for acquisition and development of new talent. John started in the company in 2000 as the acquisitions editor and in 2005 became the Vice President of Acquisitions and Rights. Previous to getting into syndication business, he was a cop in Chicago.