If you ask us, the words “real-time” are somewhat redundant in today’s 24/7 digital media age. But in any case, the first possessor of an impressive new Mashable title is Brian Ries, moving over from The Daily Beast, where he was senior social media editor.
From today’s announcement:
The mission of the real-time news editor is to build on that — to ensure that Mashable’s live news and news-based social content is immediate, urgent and engaging to its audience.
“At Mashable, we’re highly skilled at creating sharable stories and optimizing them for the social web. Now, a key focus for us is to bring the best of the social web to Mashable, and all our channels, in real-time,” said Jim Roberts, chief content officer and executive editor. “Brian will be a great asset to lead us in this new chapter.”
Ries starts February 24th and yes, he will be the new man at the @mashable Twitter controls.