New job for me: Deputy Managing Editor of Audience and Initiatives

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I’m thrilled to share that I have a new job at The Seattle Times! I will be the new deputy managing editor for audience and initiatives.

My goal is to maximize readership across all platforms for the great journalism The Times does. The newly created job will involve building up our newsroom strategy on digital metrics, social media, newsletters, SEO and the in-real-life engagement work that connects our journalists to the Seattle community. I’ll lead a team of Avengers-like experts in building online audiences and engaging the community: Andrew MacRae, Greg Rasa and Anika Anand. I’ll report to Editor Kathy Best and Publisher Frank Blethen in this new role.

I’ll also work on newsroom recruiting, with the goal of increasing diversity in our newsroom so that our stories and our staff reflect the diversity of the community we serve.

For the past year, I worked as director of journalism initiatives and I will continue to work on creating and sustaining initiatives such as Education Lab (in partnership with Solutions Journalism Network and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), our youth and homelessness project (funded by Annie E. Casey Foundation) and other good social-impact stuff that we are incubating.

It’s a privilege to work for one of the last family-owned independent news organizations in the country. Check out this 120th anniversary message from our publisher Frank Blethen. To paraphrase the Blethen who started it all, raise hell and sell news.

2016-02-02 16.42.53

I’m thrilled to share that I have a new job at The Seattle Times! I will be the new deputy managing editor for audience and initiatives.

My goal is to maximize readership across all platforms for the great journalism The Times does. The newly created job will involve building up our newsroom strategy on digital metrics, social media, newsletters, SEO and the in-real-life engagement work that connects our journalists to the Seattle community. I’ll lead a team of Avengers-like experts in building online audiences and engaging the community: Andrew MacRae, Greg Rasa and Anika Anand. I’ll report to Editor Kathy Best and Publisher Frank Blethen in this new role.

I’ll also work on newsroom recruiting, with the goal of increasing diversity in our newsroom so that our stories and our staff reflect the diversity of the community we serve.

For the past year, I worked as director of journalism initiatives and I will continue to work on creating and sustaining initiatives such as Education Lab (in partnership with Solutions Journalism Network and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), our youth and homelessness project (funded by Annie E. Casey Foundation) and other good social-impact stuff that we are incubating.

It’s a privilege to work for one of the last family-owned independent news organizations in the country. Check out this 120th anniversary message from our publisher Frank Blethen. To paraphrase the Blethen who started it all, raise hell and sell news.

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