Announcement from Marty Baron, executive editor, and Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, managing editor​:

We are delighted to announce that we have hired Jeremy Gilbert as our Director of Strategic Initiatives. Jeremy comes to us from National Geographic where he served as the Deputy Editor, Digital.

As Director of Strategic Initiatives, Jeremy will identify, create, and execute new digital storytelling experiences. Working with our journalists, engineers, and advertising department, he will develop ways to effectively fulfill our journalistic mission while also delivering advertisers the innovation they find attractive.

Jeremy is a strong communicator who will work closely with Kat Downs and Joey Marburger to carry out the digital strategy of each newsroom desk. His strong technical skills will assure that good ideas are brought to completion. In addition to building new products internally and coming up with creative ideas for the newsroom, Jeremy will serve as a point person with outside technology companies to form constructive, mutually beneficial partnerships.  He will help represent the Post on industry panels and brief advertising agencies and other companies about our newsroom initiatives and technical advances.

At Nat Geo, Jeremy oversaw editorial and advertising storytelling on all digital platforms. Before Nat Geo, Jeremy was an Associate Clinical Professor of Journalism and Director of Technology and Space Design, teaching graduates and undergraduates at Northwestern’s Medill school and Segal Design Institute for five years. Between 2004-2008 you might have run into Jeremy at Poynter, where he was the managing editor for innovations and helped to paginate and redesign what was then the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times (now the Tampa Bay Times). He started his news career as an art director at The News-Press in Fort Myers, Fla. He also worked as an Internet consultant and user interaction designer.

Jeremy, who will report to Emilio, starts on Monday.