BJ Yerdon has been promoted to sales manager for the Vineyard Gazette Media Group, company publisher Jane Seagrave announced this week.

Ms. Yerdon has been in advertising sales at the Gazette since May 2001. Prior to that, she owned her own company, Maine Sports Posters, which produced calendars for high schools and colleges throughout New England.

In her new position Ms. Yerdon will supervise the sales staff of the Vineyard Gazette, Martha’s Vineyard Magazine, Island Weddings, the Real Estate Yearbook, the Welcome to Martha’s Vineyard travel guide and associated websites. She will report to Skip Finley, the company’s new director of sales and marketing.

Ms. Yerdon’s background includes a bachelor of economics degree from Wilson College. She also has a teaching certificate and formerly taught history, geography and French to grades K through nine.

She makes her home in Edgartown.