Things have worked out extremely well for Eric Noe (pictured) since he departed New York in 2014 for the West Coast. At the time, he was managing editor of ABC News digital and though Participant Media has famously flush financial backing, it was still a bit of a career gamble.
Noe joined takepart.com as editor in chief and two years later, has added the title of senior vice president. As such, his purview has been expanded:
Noe will oversee all aspects of digital content development, production and publishing for takepart.com. Under his leadership, TakePart has launched multiple editorial tentpoles focused on current issues. Overall, the tentpoles successfully garnered 1.8 million page views and 1.6 million visits.
Participant Media has also announced that TakePart colleague Jay Ku has been promoted to senior vice president in charge of advertising and brand solutions. Ku started the same year as Noe, 2014, as vice president. Both will report to executive vice president of digital Karina Kogan.
TakePart currently has a staff of 20 full-time writers and editors. Among the personnel: editorial director, environment Todd Woody, previously with Forbes, Fortune and Quartz; deputy editor Sarah Wright-Killinger, formerly of Yahoo News and the L.A. Times; news editor Shaya Tayefe Mohajer, who joined from the Associated Press; culture and education editor Liz Dwyer; and food and culture editor Willy Blackmore.