The Washington Post today announced that Micah Gelman was named director of editorial video. Gelman will drive the production and distribution of PostTV’s original videos and oversee the editing and curating of partner videos. He will report to Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, Managing Editor for Digital at The Washington Post.
“Micah is a proven leader in executing high-level storytelling across multimedia platforms and managing partnerships to increase engagement of content,” said Garcia-Ruiz. “PostTV continues to set new monthly records in video starts, and we are very pleased to have Micah join us and continue this growth.”
Gelman has nearly two decades of experience producing television for media outlets throughout the country and working on the business side of video. As director of digital video strategy and operations at Discovery Communications, Gelman was responsible for leading the digital strategy for “Television Everywhere” and negotiating partnerships. Prior to that he worked for The Associated Press as Executive Producer, U.S. Video. At AP, Gelman led at team that won 14 Edward R. Murrow Awards and a Webby Award.
“This job is a great opportunity to manage an award-winning Video department and build on the success it has achieved,” said Gelman. “I look forward to thinking creatively and connecting even more viewers with The Post’s strong video journalism.”
Gelman will begin his new position April 27, 2015.