Our Story

When You Thrive, We Thrive

We strive to bring digital magazine entertainment to as many waiting rooms in America as possible. We value providing family-friendly content, keeping our process simple, ensuring our product is socially diverse, and being good stewards of our environment and its resources.

Ambitious Beginnings 

Do you remember when you were a teen and you’d sit on the floor at the bookstore in front of the magazine rack? You’d sip your hot cocoa and soak up the glossy magazine pages filled with images and articles that inspired you and propelled you to see life in new ways.

My love for magazines has remained true and, as a businessman, I’ve always stocked my waiting rooms and employee break rooms with a selection of magazines for all to enjoy.

“My love for magazines has

remained true…”

When I learned that some major book retailers and businesses were eliminating their print magazine racks, my wife, Lauren, and I began wondering. Why couldn’t waiting room guests just scan a code and read a digital magazine from their smart devices?

That seed of curiosity has bloomed into Magazine Jukebox.

Musical jukeboxes swept the nation in the 20th century and appeared in all ultra-hip venues. Magazine Jukebox is following in those footsteps in the 21st century by answering the demand for digital infotainment wherever people gather. Join us on this incredible journey by grabbing a virtual magazine and getting inspired again!

Regards,

Scott Janney

Scott Janney

CEO and Co-Founder

Scott knows firsthand how to run a successful business, create loyal employees, and maintain strong relationships with customers. Entrepreneurship runs in his bloodline, driving him to build, modernize, and expand multiple thriving businesses. His career in running successful business start-ups is proof of his excellent marketing and sales chops. Scott is the co-owner of several insurance & financial enterprises. As CEO of Magazine Jukebox, he works diligently to bring cutting-edge infotainment into businesses around the nation so that they, too, can create many of their own loyal employees and customers. Scott is a dedicated husband and father, who values his family.

Lauren Janney

Chief People Officer and Co-Founder

Lauren has partnered with her husband Scott to successfully start, manage, and sell multiple businesses. Her master’s in business counseling combined with her experience helping businesses grow, while encouraging and supporting teams to reach their goals make her a powerful addition to the Magazine Jukebox team. Additionally, Lauren’s Military Brat roots compelled her to pursue a Bachelors in Recreation and Tourism with an emphasis in Recreation Therapy, which allowed her to serve youth, veterans, and her local community group homes.
She is a devoted wife and mom, who cherishes time with her family and pets—always seeking adventure and a chance to create new memories with her family and friends.

John Toraason

Chief Operating Officer

John has been in the publishing industry for over 30 years. He has been actively involved in all marketing and operational aspects from editorial development to strategic planning. His roles in the industry include 5 senior positions with Leapfrog, Cricket Media, National Wildlife Federation (Wildlife and Ranger Rick), and Wildlife Education Ltd, (Zoobooks).

John is a true business strategist, moving organizations forward with innovative thinking and growth minded initiatives. He builds on emerging market opportunities with a focus on positive P & L solutions and is continually growing the market presence effectively and efficiently.

John resides in Peru, Illinois with his wife Paula.

Justin Etheredge

Chief Technology Officer

Justin Etheredge has spent two decades designing and engineering software in the financial, retail, e-commerce, and healthcare sectors. In 2010, Justin co-founded Simple Thread, an award-winning digital product agency based in Richmond, Virginia. Justin gives back through mentoring emerging businesses on technology at Startup Virginia and also founding the RVA JavaScript Conference. Justin lives in Richmond with his family.

Aaron Torres

Marketing Manager

With a background working in digital marketing and designing daktronics software, Aaron was promoted from marketing assistant in August 2022. He is a graduate of Shenandoah University with a double major in Business Administration and Mass Communications. While at Shenandoah, he was also a relief pitcher for the university’s baseball team competing in NCAA Division III.

Bronston Carroll

Business Advisor

Bronston is a graduate of US Naval Academy and earned a graduate degree from San Diego School of Business Administration. He is a former area manager at Amazon, and former director of cultural alignment at Thrive Senior Living.

Fred Kienle

Internal Consultant

Fred is a doctor of strategic leadership at Regent University. He is a retired Colonel in the United States Army and former chief operating officer at Army Accessions Command.

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Come Work With Us!

Want to know what makes Magazine Jukebox such a great place to work? The people, the culture, and the mission!

Interested in joining the team? Get in touch!

When you send your resume, please enclose your responses to these two questions:

1) Tell us something unique about yourself that your resume would not indicate?

2) If offered a position with MJB, is there a reason why you would not accept?

Email a copy of your resume to us at info@magazinejukebox.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. We look forward to hearing from you!