Jaime Owens, SlappyGrind, Barcelona, the new Editor in Chief. Photo by Transworld Skateboarding.

Transworld SKATEboarding, the largest media property in the skateboarding industry, has announced Jaimie Owens as the new Editor in Chief.

GrindMedia, which owns the brand, has been going through a series of changes in the past year and this marks yet another re-alignment to the media conglomerate. In a press release on October 22, 2013, GrindMedia accounced the appointment of Owens who will be responsible for maintaining TransWorld SKATEboarding’s strength and industry relevance by guiding initiatives on all print and digital platforms.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join such a legendary brand and help to continue to make great skateboarding content with this talented staff,” said Owens.

Prior to taking the helm at TWS, Owens served as the Editor in Chief of Skateboarder Magazine for the past five years and worked at the publication for 13 years in total. Skateboarder Mag’s final entity, it’s online version was shuttered by GrindMedia October 16th.

“Jaime Owens is an incredible addition to the TransWorld SKATEboarding team,” said TWS Publisher Monica Campana. “Jaime’s work within the industry extends itself into multiple areas of relevance, influence and expertise.  Jaime is a solid individual with a sincere love of skateboarding.  We all are excited and proud to have him on our team.”

TransWorld SKATEboarding is the largest reaching media property within the skateboarding landscape and intends to build on that momentum and growth. With the combination of the largest print reach, digital, web, mobile and events, the TransWorld SKATEboarding brand has significant influence and strength within the industry.  A site redesign, multi-channel syndication efforts, a new European partnership with Factory Media (Sidewalk, Kingpin) and an increased team of videographers worldwide has extended the brand’s scope even more.