Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Joins Amazon

PHOTO: White House press secretary Jay Carney speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, in this May 16, 2014 file photo. Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo
White House press secretary Jay Carney speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, in this May 16, 2014 file photo.

Amazon confirms that former White House press secretary Jay Carney is joining the tech company.

Carney, 49, will be Amazon's senior vice president leading the company's newly created Global Corporate Affairs department, which includes the existing public relations and public policy teams.

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The Yale graduate and former reporter will split his time between the Seattle headquarters of Amazon.com Inc. and its office in Washington, D.C., where Amazon veteran Paul Misener will continue to run the company's lobbying efforts. Misener and Amazon's public relations chief Craig Berman will report to Carney.

Carney, who resigned in May from the White House, will report directly to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. After three years as President Obama's chief spokesman, he became a senior political analyst for CNN.

PHOTO: A picture shows the logo of the online retailer Amazon dispalyed on computer screens in London, Dec. 11, 2014.Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images
A picture shows the logo of the online retailer Amazon dispalyed on computer screens in London, Dec. 11, 2014.

ABC News' Zunaira Zaki contributed to this report.