Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 11, 2013– Jeff Nash has been named to the newly-created position of Deputy Managing Editor, Enterprise for CNBC Digital it was announced today by Xana Antunes, Executive Editor and Vice President, CNBC Digital.
Starting on Monday, April 15 and reporting to CNBC Digital Managing Editor Allen Wastler, Jeff will be responsible for managing and developing the division's talented editorial team and increasing the amount of original reporting and content produced for CNBC Digital's portfolio of products which include CNBC.com, CNBC Mobile Web, CNBCReal-Time iPhone & iPad Apps and the CNBC Real-Time AndroidApps.
"The creation of an Enterprise desk is an important initiative for us and one that Jeff is superbly well qualified to handle," said Antunes. "He brings a wealth of experience and will be essential in helping us to continue to raise the bar as the destination for breaking news and real-time analysis for our audience across every screen."
CNBC Digital is coming off of a big March. Last month, CNBC.com was visited by 7.6MM unique users in March, up 35% compared to the same time period last year and it was the sites second best March in terms of uniques(Source: comScore Media Metrix). Additionally, CNBC Mobile Web recorded 2.7MM uniques, a 27% increase year-over-year (Source: Omniture).
Nash joins CNBC Digital from Dow Jones, where he was Editor of SmartMoney.com and Personal Finance Editor of the Wall Street Digital Network. There, he reoriented his 12-person team's coverage of consumer finance to focus on real-time analysis of the day's most urgent events. This strategy led to a 50% increase in article traffic. Prior, Nash served as Deputy Editor of SmartMoney.com, helping to refresh the site's design and working with reporters to develop new features,columns and blogs. Since late last year, Nash has been integrating his award-winning personal finance team with Dow Jones' sister site, MarketWatch.com.
Before joining Dow Jones, Nash spent two years as an assistant managing editor at InvestmentNews where he collaborated with the print and online editors to plan and edit news stories and features for both print and digital editions. In addition, he was responsible for editing and publishing InvestmentNews Daily, a daily newsletter alert, and several weekly online newsletters.
Prior,Nash was an editor at Financial Week, where his team won several awards for its early coverage of the credit crunch including four Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards and three Best in Business Awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW).
Nash has also worked as a reporter at Money.
Nash holds a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from MercyCollege and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from SyracuseUniversity.
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