Moser Community Media focuses on the management of small to mid-size community newspapers in Texas. By utilizing the latest tools available to small newspapers, we work diligently to maximize our footprint both in print and digitally in our respective markets.
The newspapers we manage can be accessed in traditional print, but also offer an electronic version of the printed paper that can be viewed conveniently with your favorite Internet browser. Also, each paper maintains a web site that is no-charge to access and contains the latest in breaking news for their communities. Furthermore, many of our papers use social media to alert our audiences of breaking news.
All of this works to provide our papers with the opportunity to deliver news across a variety of formats, and these same opportunities can be extended to our advertisers. The businesses that partner with our publications can truly say they are reaching more of their market than with any other medium available.
All of this is accomplished by following through with those fundamental practices that have served newspapers well for years while not overlooking the benefits of new products and new technology. We believe that keeping a balance between these two ideals makes for a bright future among community newspapers.
Jim Moser, President
Jim Moser, President Moser Community Media, LLC began operation in 2005 and is owned by Jim Moser. He is a second generation newspaper operator. His father, Charles Moser, served as publisher of the Brenham Banner-Press for 41 years, retiring from that position in December, 2009.
Jim began his newspaper career in Brenham, working as a newspaper carrier, inserter and pressman’s helper. He later joined the advertising staff of the Austin American-Statesman as an intern while attending the University of Texas, and remained a part of the retail advertising staff for a short time after graduation.
In 1992, he returned to community newspapers as the classified advertising manager of the Waxahachie Daily Light. Two years later, he moved to the Taylor Daily Press to accept the position of advertising manager, and later served as advertising director of the Fort Bend Herald-Coaster.
In 2000, Jim moved to McKinney, Texas where he would serve as assistant publisher and, ultimately, publisher of the community’s daily newspaper, The McKinney Courier-Gazette.
In 2005, he left McKinney to start his own newspaper company, acquiring The Cuero Record, The Yorktown News-View and The Jackson County Herald-Tribune. Later that year he started Moser Community Media, LLC, to serve as the management company to oversee those operations.
Jim and his wife, Suzette, reside in Brenham, Texas with their two children. He has served as president of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, the Edna Rotary Club and chaired the Board of Trustees for the Jackson County Hospital District. Jim has also served as a director for the McKinney Chamber of Commerce, McKinney’s Holy Family School and Helping Hands. In addition, Jim and his family are active with Hands to Honduras, a Rotary-based charity that builds schools and funds clean water projects in the rural areas of the northern coast of Honduras.
Currently, Jim serves on the Board of Directors for Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park Association and is an elder on the Session of Brenham Presbyterian Church. He is an appointed director of Texas Press Association and chairs the TPA’s Legislative Advisory Committee.
Charles Moser, Consulting Executive Officer
Charles Moser was the Editor and Publisher of the Brenham Banner-Press from 1970-2010. During his career he served as director and president of Texas Daily Newspaper Association (TDNA) and director of Texas Press Association (TPA). He was the recipient of Frank Mayborn Award for Community Leadership from TDNA and the recipient of Lifetime Achievement in Print Journalism from Sam Houston State University Journalism Department.
He has also served as a director of Lower Colorado River Authority; director and chair of Brazos River Authority; president of Economic Development Foundation of Brenham; president of Washington County Chamber of Commerce; president of Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park Association; president and secretary of Trinity Medical Center board of trustees; and current director of Scott & White Hospital, Brenham.
He and his wife, Peggy, have three grown children and five grandchildren and continue to reside in Brenham.
Cliff Lee, Chief Financial Officer
Cliff joined Moser Community Media, LLC in February of 2013 as Chief Financial Officer, after a brief retirement from a career in financial management positions. Cliff has served in several roles in the financial area during his career. Cliff has previously served on the Board of the Austin Chapter of the NAA, worked on various committee assignments and worked with the Junior Achievement Program.
Cliff and his wife Sharon have two daughters and six grandchildren.
Mark Henry, VP Advertising/Circulation
Mark Henry joined Moser Community Media in November of 2009. Henry began his community newspaper career in 1980 at his hometown newspaper, The Huntsville Item. He has since served in multiple management and publisher positions for community newspapers in Texas. Within MCM he has served as editor & publisher of the Clifton Record, Meridian Tribune, The Mexia News, The Highlander and Burnet Bulletin. In 2011 Henry was promoted to Vice President.
Over the years Henry has served as an officer and director for the Texas Gulf Coast Press Association and Texas Press Association as well as multiple civic clubs, chambers of commerce and other community organizations.
Married to Karel since 1978, the couple have two grown daughters, Beth and Erin. The Henry’s also now enjoy life as grandparents to four granddaughters, Kira, Bella, Kortney and Marlee.
Judy Bachman, Accounting and Payroll Administrator
Judy has been with Moser Community Media, LLC since 2011. A steadfast member of the accounting department, she is responsible for recording financial transactions for the managed newspapers. She has a degree from Ashland University in Elementary Education and spearheaded two start-up departments for a consulting company, has managed the Exit Strategy Planning department and also co-owned a business for seven years.
She and her husband, Al, moved to Brenham in 2011 and have four grown children and three grandchildren. Outside of work, their focus is on family activities and they are active in the Cowboy Church of Brenham.
Jennifer Rosenbaum, Accounting and Payroll Administrator
Jennifer joined the accounting department at Moser Community Media, LLC in November 2012. Prior to that, she spent nine years in the healthcare field, including six years as an office manager for a small ENT clinic office.
Jennifer grew up in Chugiak, Alaska, enjoying everything the mountains have to offer; skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, sledding, hiking and the like. At age 15, Jennifer and her family relocated to Brenham, Texas and she has been here since. She is married to her best friend, Richard, and have a beautiful son, Silas, and two dogs, Cooper and Louis. In her spare time she likes to travel, read, bake and spend time with friends and family.
Kevin James, Director of Special Project Sales
Hailing originally from Greenville, Texas; the son of a newspaper pressman and a mother who faithfully read her hometown newspaper daily; Kevin has printers ink flowing in his veins. Kevin joined MCM in January of 2014 as Director of Special Projects, Digital, and Sales Training and heads up our group wide VIP initiative. Kevin brings both major and local market experience to the role.
Although Kevin was heavily involved in his elementary, Junior High, and High School newspapers, he began his “official” newspaper career as a retail sales rep. with the Rockwall Texas Journal-Success in Rockwall Texas in 1993.
In 1997, Kevin was recruited to an Advertising Account Executive opportunity with The Dallas Morning News working all facets of print and digital advertising and focused on the Travel and Tourism, Real Estate, Faith-based accounts, and Automotive segments. Kevin was a member of the paper’s “President’s Club” every year of his tenure there.
In 2003, Kevin married an “Okie,” and accepted a position with The Daily Oklahoman/NewsOK.com in Oklahoma City as a digital advertising specialist. There he developed their first ever million dollar digital sales territory and was named as 1st runner up Salesperson of the year, employee of the month, and a multi-year member of the company’s “Publisher’s Club.”
Moving to Austin in 2010 for personal/family reasons, Kevin accepted a Multi-Media Executive position with Cox Media Group/ The Austin American-Statesman where he earned several awards and honors. In 2012 he was recruited to rebuild a major and key accounts territory with Hearst Media/San Antonio Express-News and was named “Retail Salesperson of the month” within the first five months of being employed there.
In 2013, Kevin was recruited by Stephens Media Corporate Division in Las Vegas, Nevada as a Digital Sales consultant/catalyst for their training and sales efforts for their papers nationwide. Kevin worked with such papers as The Las Vegas Review Journal; The Daily World in Aberdeen, Washington; The Sherman Herald-Democrat in Sherman, Texas; The Examiner-Enterprise in Bartlesville, OK; and the Ashboro Courier-Tribune in Ashboro, North Carolina.
Kevin has also had the privilege of serving as Advertising Directors for two local Texas papers; his hometown newspaper, The Greenville Herald Banner (2001,) and The Williamson County Sun in Georgetown (2011-2012.)
Kevin, his wife Shannon, and their two children reside in Pflugerville, Texas where his children attend the public schools and are involved in numerous dance and athletic activities. They attend Grace Covenant Church in Austin.