Mr. Ross most recently worked as editor of business-to-business media content at News Corp./MCI Internet Ventures. Before that, he spent five years at Inside Media, both as a reporter and an editor.
He has also worked as a media writer for the San Francisco Chronicle and The Hollywood Reporter.
"Chuck is one of the best-known and best-respected reporters in our industry," said David Klein, editor of Ad Age. "Our goal is to make this the most important book to read every Monday, and Chuck is a key factor in helping make that happen."
Mr. Ross succeeds Joe Mandese, 37, a five-year veteran of Ad Age, who is joining Myers Communications as senior VP-editorial resources, a new post. He will also be VP-information and strategy, a new post, for Television Production Partners, an alliance formed by Myers Communications President Jack Myers with national advertisers to create and produce all-family prime-time TV programming.