Jim Roberts, the veteran journalist whose previous stops included The New York Times and Reuters, is joining the public strategy company Mercury as its managing director.
Roberts most recently served as a consulting editor for The Hill. He previously worked as executive editor for Mashable and Reuters Digital. Prior to that, Roberts was an assistant managing editor at the Times for more than two decades.
“Roberts will drive the vision of the firm’s burgeoning digital business,” said a Mercury announcement. “He will work across Mercury’s global offices to provide critical strategy and guidance to clients about the use of digital platforms, mobile devices and social channels to communicate with their audiences and solve complex problems.”