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Elite Truong named Deputy Editor for Strategic Initiatives

June 25, 2018 at 9:57 AM

We’re happy to announce that Elite Truong is joining The Post as deputy editor for strategic initiatives.

In this new role, Elite will bring her trademark energy, enthusiasm and multidisciplinary experience — as both a product manager and a journalist — to help The Post develop ways to effectively fulfill our journalistic mission while also delivering advertisers the innovation they find attractive. She will experiment with technology-driven editorial projects working with The Post’s journalism, technology and advertising teams.

Before joining The Post, Elite spent four years at Vox Media, three as the product manager for off-platform storytelling. She set product strategy and led the launch of nine editorial networks on new platforms including Apple News, AMP and AMP Stories, Facebook Instant Articles, liveblogs and newsletters. She worked on revenue initiatives on emerging platforms and managed partnerships with Apple and Google.

In 2017, Elite hosted and produced the Next Steps podcast for Poynter, where she interviewed journalists on their non-traditional career paths in and out of media. She wrote a column about media innovation for Poynter for two years. She serves as a board member and education adviser for Online News Association, and a career coach for the Digital Women Leaders program. She also moonlights as a travel and food writer who seeks out great street food across the world.

Elite (pronounced e-light) studied journalism at Roosevelt University and lives in Arlington, by way of Chicago and New York.

Elite, who will report to Jeremy Gilbert, starts July 2.

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