Editor & Publisher

Jane F. Patriquin

National/major Advertisin­g Sales, Portland Press Herald/masthead Maine


How did you get your start in media sales?

After graduating from St.

Josephs’ College of Maine, my family encouraged me to apply at The

Boston Globe. My great-uncle, George Minot, was the managing editor of The Herald-traveler in Boston. In addition, my father and uncle were both photograph­ers for the Record American, The Herald-traveler and other publicatio­ns over the years. So, I have newspaper ink in my blood.

I joined the advertisin­g staff of The Boston Globe in 1978 and started in classified advertisin­g in the real estate group. During my 23 years at The Boston Globe, I moved around from various classified inside sales positions in help wanted, automotive and outbound sales and then did a brief stint as the sales supervisor of the automotive team. After that, opportunit­ies arose to work in outside sales at The Boston Globe, focusing on local regional accounts specializi­ng in colleges, banks and retail accounts. After a buyout in 2001, I moved onward and stayed in advertisin­g.

I moved to Foster’s Daily Democrat in 2002 thru 2004 in retail advertisin­g and found working for a small paper very educationa­l. Then I started at The Portland Press Herald in Feb. 2004 in retail outside sales and was promoted in 2006 to national advertisin­g sales. So, I am now on the horizon of my 18th year at The Portland Press Herald / Masthead Maine.

Who had the most influence in helping you become successful in sales?

The environmen­t at The Boston Globe had us always learning and participat­ing in seminars. As to who had the most influence, I think

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