WaPo announced today that Emilio Garcia-Ruiz has been named managing editor. According to a release, he will be responsible for digital initiatives and operations, video, the presentation departments of photo, graphics, and design, and the multiplatform editing desk.
He was previously WaPo‘s digital strategy editor. He began working for WaPo in 1987 as a night copy editor in Sports. He left in 1990 and spent 11 years at the Orange County Register, LAT and St. Paul Pioneer Press. He returned to WaPo in 2001 as assistant sports editor.
“As editor for strategic projects for the past two and a half years, Emilio has been immersed in our digital efforts across all platforms,” said Marty Baron, Executive Editor, in a long, meandering, boring quote. “He was instrumental in bringing the embedded developer team to the newsroom, a move that helped The Post emerge as an industry leader in innovation, releasing more than a dozen new digital products in the past year. He also brings to this position deep and impressive experience as a journalist and a newsroom leader, a background that has allowed him to work intimately with photography, design, graphics, and the full range of editors and reporters. ”