Ep. 124 - Dow Jones SVP, Commercial Operations, Meghan Milkowski

Ep. 124 - Dow Jones SVP, Commercial Operations, Meghan Milkowski

Our guest today is Dow Jone’s SVP, Commercial Operations, Meghan Milkowski.

Meghan Milkowski joined Dow Jones in October 2017. Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile, and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 130 years and today has one of the world’s largest news gathering operations globally. 

Meghan is a multi-dimensional, transformation executive who delivers strategic solutions and optimizes sales opportunities to maximize business results for the Dow Jones Print Group, specifically WSJ and Barron’s. She formulates and executes strategies that increase revenue, minimize waste, and cut costs. 

Prior to joining Dow Jones, Meghan was president of The Hill, an online news source for policy and political coverage. She also served as vice president of production & circulation at Prometheus Global Media. Hired to manage production, she quickly added circulation and project management for IT initiatives.

Her 30 years of publishing experience started at Life Magazine, marking up pasteboards for prepress. Moving to Time, she progressed from production and operations to leadership roles in imaging and business management.

Milkowski is the recipient of the Luminaire Award and the Gamma Epsilon Tau Gold Key Awards both are awarded to media leaders for positive influence, excellence, and dedication to the graphic communications industry. 

As a fierce competitor, she competes in triathlons and secured multiple spots for nationals. Racing allows her the opportunity to raise money for Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and mental health organizations.

In This Conversation We Discuss:

  • How Meghan made tough decisions without changing the people 
  • Meghan relying on her customer relations team to ensure the quality is secured, especially within the “last mile” 
  • How Meghan sells on her resources and motives her team to think creatively to create results 
  • The shift of Dow Jones to convert all their employees to work from home 
  • How Meghan coaches her direct reports using the 80/20 rule 
  • How to manage team members who want to grow vs don’t want to grow

Resources:

Connect with Meghan Milkowski: LinkedIn 

Check out: https://www.dowjones.com

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