The National Geographic Society announced yesterday the promotion of Executive Editor of News and Features Susan Goldberg, to Editor in Chief of National Geographic magazine and News. She will replace Chris Johns, who takes on the newly defined role of Chief Content Officer.
The reorg comes as part of a general realignment at NatGeo being spearheaded by CEO and President Gary Knell. Moving forward, the 126-year-old Society is focusing on more clearly defining and supporting its primary components: exploration and science; media; and education.
“Our efforts need to be organized around our purpose, not our platforms,” said Knell. “We are a nonprofit with the mission to inspire people to care about the planet. We do this through storytelling, research and exploration, and education. Aligning our media teams so that they share a common vision and can bring their expertise to bear across the organization will enable us to seamlessly tell stories to, and share experiences with, our global audiences wherever they want to find us.”