James Fisher, a long-time advertising sales executive for Mountain Xpress and most recently WNC Magazine made the announcement today via Facebook:
Pleased to announce that I am the advertising sales manager at the new Asheville Scene! Looking forward to working with these 2 amazing journalists and many other great folks!
Fisher will bring a ton of experience and contacts to Asheville Scene, a new publication of the Asheville Citizen-Times. The first edition is set to be published Aug. 3.
With the hiring of former Verve editor Jess McCuan and Mountain Xpressfood writer Mackensy Lunsford, the Asheville Citizen-Times is putting together a team that will produce a new entertainment publication. The publication will replace the current Take5, a tab that is inserted into the newspaper every Friday and distributed as a standalone product in boxes on downtown streets. More background here.