National Geographic Partners, the name National Geographic took on when it sealed the deal with 21st Century Fox, adds four and promotes two to its digital team. The hires have spanned the past few months as the organization focused on bulking up its digital team. Details below:
- Dan Gilgoff is upped to executive editor for digital from his previous position as director of digital news, the role he took on when he joined NatGeo in 2013. Prior to that, he had been the religion editor at CNN.com
- Kevin DiCesare also gets a promotion, to senior user experience designer, where he will focus on creating common norms and style for NatGeo’s digital efforts as well as making improvements to its platform. He was previously the digital designer.
- Laura Helmuth is the director of digital news. She comes to NatGeo from Slate, where she was the science and health editor.
- Patrick Witty comes on as the deputy director of photography for digital and will also contribute to the magazine. He joins from Wired, where he was the director of photography.
- Michael Tribble joins as director of design for all platforms. He had been the director of product innovation at Advance Ohio.
- Victoria Jaggard is the online science editor. Prior to joining NatGeo, she has been the science editor at Smithsonian.com. Jaggard is no stranger to National Geographic; she had worked at NationalGeographic.com as a writer and editor from 2005 to 2012.