About me


“Juli is a capable leader and project manager. She is a willing coach and mentor. She understands the digital side, that content is king, and has created products that target key audiences for growth. She leads with conviction and passion that motivates others. “

Michael Kane, President & Publisher, The Indianapolis Star, Gannett Company Group President

Over the past 25 years, Juli Metzger has been a journalist, publisher, CEO, coach, trainer and mentor. She’s been a consultant to numerous media and non-media companies who are looking for a deep dive into their portfolios and business strategies. She’s a motivational leader who knows how to leverage multimedia communications, focus on community engagement and customer results. She’s launched custom publications such as magazines, newspapers and specialty websites.

Juli has a unique blend of specialties and expertise. She started her career as a reporter covering crime, government and education. She worked for The Gannett Company, the nation’s largest publisher of newspapers, for 22 years in various editing roles at newspapers in Ohio, Vermont, Indiana and Louisiana. She’s been Executive Editor at four newspapers and publisher of three. In her last Gannett assignment, she was Executive Editor for Digital at The Indianapolis Star and General Manager for Custom Publications. She also was Group Director of Niche Publications for Gannett’s largest regional group of media companies. In that role, she worked one-on-one with editors, advertising directors and publishers on improving editorial quality and profitability of niche publications. She was named Gannett’s Editor of the Year in 2000 and was twice awarded the company’s prestigious Chairman’s Award.