Vik Jolly has been named the new editor-in-chief of the San Diego Business Journal.
Jolly has been a journalist for nearly three decades, having worked at the Orange County Register, the Associated Press and at newspapers in Hawaii and Palm Springs. He replaces Nels Jensen, who stepped down in December.
“We’ll stay focused on a singular goal: provide indispensable business intelligence for San Diego’s dynamic business community,” Jolly said. “And, we’ll continue to elevate our journalism with contextualized stories that speak to businesses across the region.”
Jolly is a graduate of California State University Fullerton, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism and social sciences respectively.
Barb Chodos, the publisher of the San Diego Business Journal, promoted Jolly, who had served as managing editor of the publication since September 2017.
“When the editor-in-chief position opened up, there was no question who my first choice was to fill it — Vik.” Chodos said. “He took the reins during the transition and delivered some excellent work such as our Jan. 7 articles on Apple coming to San Diego.”
SDBJ also named Stephen Adamek as the new managing editor, filling Jolly’s past role.
Adamek has filled many positions, including web editor and main duties as copy editor among other roles at the Business Journal during his 8 years with the publication.
“I am excited to be part of the new leadership team,” Adamek said. “San Diego has a fascinating diverse business community. The stories are amazing. We have the right reporters to tell those stories and examine all facets of San Diego business.”
Adamek came to the Business Journal after nearly 19 years at the San Diego Union-Tribune. He worked mostly as a copy editor in features, news and business.
The San Diego Business Journal, which publishes weekly, has been providing local market intelligence to San Diego business leaders for 40 years.
The paper offers access to business news, features and enterprise reports in print and on digital platforms with daily e-newsletter updates. The Business Journal is part of CBJ L.P., which also owns the Los Angeles, Orange County and San Fernando Valley business journals.