John McCormick Joins Royal Media to Manage Content Production

John McCormick, editorial director at Royal Media

NEW YORK, NY (October 10, 2018) — John McCormick, a seasoned content executive, has joined Royal Media as Editorial Director.

McCormick comes to Royal from SourceMedia, where he had the same title for 10 years. He was also a long-time senior editor at Ziff Davis.

As Royal’s Editorial Director, a newly created position, McCormick will take responsibility for all Royal content production, including editorial and event content, and across all three of Royal’s content verticals: air cargo, auto finance, and financial technology. Royal’s Senior Editors will now report to McCormick.

“This is one of the most significant hires in Royal’s more than 20-year history,” said JJ Hornblass, Royal CEO. “We have never had a true Editorial Director, and certainly not one with John’s rich background. We are fortunate — and thrilled — to have him on our team.”

McCormick formally began his tenure on Oct. 8 and is working out of Royal’s New York office. He is expected to play a pivotal operational role as Royal seeks additional acquisitions.

“Royal Media has a portfolio of trusted brands, a track record of innovation and an incredibly talented staff,” said McCormick. “I’m excited to be a part of the team.”


Royal Media is a leading information company formed in 1995 to deliver deep market knowledge through online information portals, traditional publications, electronic newsletters, conferences, and custom media products. The company focuses its efforts on several industries, including auto finance, air cargo, banking innovation and technology (fintech), and now, mobility. Royal, which is headquartered in New York, has won several awards for its journalism. For more details, visit

As Associate Editor of Powersports Finance, Matt Wood reports on the latest developments and trends of the powersports finance world, from innovation to new partnerships. He's also a movie/TV show buff and is willing to argue about Lost anytime. Former bylines include Scout Media and CinemaBlend.

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