ABC News Digital announced several staffing changes today. Paul Slavin, the Senior Vice President of Digital sent the following note to staff:
From: Slavin, Paul S.
Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2010
Subject: ABC News Digital
It’s the ongoing mission at Digital to work with the broadcasts to create a deeply integrated on-air to digital experience for our audience. To further that effort, I’m pleased to announce that Andrew Morse has been named the Executive Producer of Integration and Innovation. During his very successful tenure as EP at “Good Morning America Weekend,” Andrew played an important role in ABC News Digital when he spearheaded our partnership with Facebook during the 2008 presidential election. In this new role Andrew will work with the broadcast EPs to create state of the art integration between our on air and digital outlets. Reporting to me, he will, through Ed O’Keefe and Nancy Han, oversee ABCNEWS.com and ABC News NOW and will focus on innovating new digital franchises around the programs and will be instrumental in keeping ABC News at the forefront of this dynamic space.
I am also pleased to announce some promotions on the Digital team. Ed O’Keefe will take on a new title — Executive Producer of ABC News.com, reporting to Andrew. In his new role he will be responsible for audience growth, editorial content, and production of our site. Working closely with the whole digital team he will be responsible for redesigning our site and keeping it in close affinity with our programs.
Elizabeth Barrett has been promoted to Vice President of Mobile, Broadband, and Operations for ABC News Digital and will report to me. Elizabeth will continue to oversee the planning, business strategy, production, and operations of the ABC News Mobile and Broadband businesses, in addition to the Operations and Design & Photo departments for ABCNews.com, ABC News Now, ABC News Video-on-Demand, and other emerging platforms and devices.
I am also pleased to announce two promotions from the Disney/ABC Digital Media Group headed by Albert Cheng. Albert’s team works hand-in-hand with the ABC News Digital department and is essential to our success.
Isaac Josephson has been promoted to Vice President of Product Development reporting to Karin Timpone, SVP of Marketing and Product Strategy. Isaac will oversee product management, project management, and analytics for ABC News Digital – three disciplines that ensure we are doing right by both the business and the users.
Stacy Damiani has been promoted to Director of Marketing, also reporting to Karin Timpone. Stacy will oversee the digital marketing strategy of all ABC News Digital products including ABCNews.com, mobile, broadband, and emerging platforms.
Please join me in congratulating Andrew, Ed, Elizabeth, Isaac, and Stacy on their new positions.
I also want to share that Jon Dube has decided to take a buyout and is leaving ABC News Digital. During Jon’s tenure, ABCNEWS.com has, on multiple occasions, reached all-time record highs in traffic – most recently in March of this year. He’s also worked on innovative partnerships with social media sites and online publishers. We’re thankful for his dedication and leadership and wish him well. Jon will remain at ABC News until July to help with the transition.