Former ABCNews.com vice president Jonathan Dube joined Aol as senior VP and general manager of Aol News & Information, where he will oversee the Internet giant’s Aol News, Aol Tech, Aol Finance, and Aol Sports groups.
Dube accepted a buyout when ABC News implemented a reorganization in June. Prior to ABCNews.com, he served as senior digital media executive for Canadian Broadcasting Corp.’s news division and managing producer at msnbc.com.
Dube told paidContent he chose Aol because CEO Tim Armstrong’s vision “is right in line with my personal passions” of transforming media through technology, adding, “I’ve been incredibly impressed by Tim’s vision for Aol and by his and (Aol Media & Studios president) David Eun’s commitment to building the media network of the future. I’ve also met with a lot of people at Aol — executives and journalists — and been blown away with the quality of people they have been hiring. I can honestly say in my career I’ve never encountered an organization with such an amazing combination of both digital talent and journalism talent.”
Dube said in a statement:
At the heart of my passion for journalism is my longtime interest in how technology is transforming the media. I believe AOL is better positioned than any other company today to marry innovative technology with high-quality original journalism in a way that creates the best online experience imaginable.
Equal parts journalist and business strategist, Jonathan is adept at building online content partnerships and creating exceptional user experiences. I am delighted that he will be taking over the management of our news teams as we continue to innovate and create original content at scale for our users.