John Simmonds

Head of Sales and Marketing, Positive News

Positive News

Head of Sales and Marketing

@simmonds73 ‏

Biography

John Simmonds is Head of Sales and Marketing for Positive News, the online and print magazine for good journalism about the good things that are happening. Positive News is a co-operative owned by readers in 33 countries and was the first media organisation in the world to issue ‘community shares’ globally through crowdfunding. John is currently working to grow the organisation’s reach, impact and revenue, including ongoing development of a recently launched membership scheme. John was previously the Circulation Director at The Independent and Independent on Sunday, and was a key part of the team that successfully launched and established the i newspaper in the UK – at the time the first national newspaper launch in 25 years.