Telegraph Media Group has appointed Jason Seiken as chief content officer and editor-in-chief as it continues with the restructuring of its editorial operations and transition to a fully integrated digital business.
Seiken has joined the Telegraph from Public Broadcasting Service in the United States where he served as SVP and general manager, overseeing all digital content, products, and businesses.
Before that, he was vice president at AOL Europe in London, and editor-in-chief of washingtonpost.com.
Seiken has become responsible for all aspects of the editorial operation and for transforming it into an organization with digital products at its core.
“This appointment is vital to the future of our business and in achieving our ambition to become the foremost English language multimedia news and content provider. There could not be a better person for this crucial role than Jason Seiken,” said Murdoch MacLennan, chief executive of TMG.
“He has a lifetime of experience in the media industry and an extraordinary track record of completing profound business transformations. He is a remarkable leader who is at the cutting edge of global developments in the media, with a pioneering track record of delivering radical, durable change in companies which include some of the world’s leading media brands.”
The editors of The Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, Tony Gallagher and Ian MacGregor respectively, will report directly to Seiken.