Le Lézard
Classified in: Business
Subjects: PER, SVY, WOM, CXP

Kim Castro becomes the First Female Editor and Chief Content Officer of U.S. News & World Report

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Kim Castro is named the new Editor and Chief Content Officer of U.S. News & World Report, announced U.S. News Executive Chairman Eric Gertler.

U.S. News & World Report Logo. (PRNewsFoto/U.S. News Media Group)

As the first female editor and chief content officer of U.S. News, Castro will assume day-to-day oversight of all of U.S. News' editorial content, working with editors and teams in each section to produce the highest quality, most accessible content in the digital publishing space. In her decade at U.S. News, she has led a growing team of 35 editors and reporters and more than 150 freelancers. Under her leadership, the Consumer Advice team - which covers Education, Health and Money - produced hundreds of articles per month and content for more than 30 products, including Best Colleges, Best Hospitals and Best Jobs.

"U.S. News continues to succeed and show positive growth, and Kim is the right person to continue this growth trajectory," said Gertler. "She is a creative leader with talent for juggling a constant series of challenges while maintaining the highest journalistic standards. She is an exceptional editor, with the vision, editorial abilities and leadership skills to advance the brand."

About her new position, Castro said, "It is an honor to take on this pivotal role as U.S. News's first female editor and chief content officer and a privilege to have the torch passed on to me from Brian." She added, "I am excited to increase our growth and collaborate across all departments to build on an editorial foundation focused on creating high-quality service journalism while advancing the brand through SEO, public relations, social media and product."

Additionally, Brian Kelly will take on the new role of editorial director and executive vice president. On Kelly's new position, CEO Bill Holiber said, "I look forward to Brian helping shape the company's long-term strategy and growth opportunities. Brian will also expand his work to drive in new business and continue to represent the brand externally."

On his tenure at U.S. News, Kelly said, "After 21 years of being involved in so many different aspects of the company including U.S. News's online transformation, I am pleased to help expand our overall footprint." He added, "I am also thrilled to support Kim as she takes on these responsibilities, and I know first-hand how integral Kim is in leading U.S. News to even greater success and editorial growth during this exciting time for the media industry."

As a former newsweekly magazine, this announcement comes at a period of continued growth for U.S. News, where approximately 40 million visitors come to the site each month. 

Media Contacts: 
Enxhi Myslymi, emyslymi@usnews.com, 202-955-2189
Maria Santucci, msantucci@usnews.com, 202-955-2031

About U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. A digital news and information company focused on Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars and Civic, USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

SOURCE U.S. News & World Report

These press releases may also interest you

at 03:15
"LA Mansion Prince Painted Purple For Sale" It may have been the most infamous house-painting job in Los Angeles history in 2005 when mega-rocker-star Prince painted NBA-star Carlos Boozer's Beverly Hills home in purple stripes. New to the market,...

at 03:05
StabiLens, based out of Potsdam, New York, has launched a brand-new website and ecommerce shop at stabilens.com. It offers customers the chance to learn about and order the Stabilens Gimbal Ring System -- A first of its kind camera attachment that...

at 03:00
ASE Technology Holding Co., Ltd. , announces its unaudited consolidated net revenues for March and 1st quarter of 2020. CONSOLIDATED NET REVENUES (UNAUDITED) Mar Feb Mar Sequential YoY (NT$ Million) 2020 2020 2019 Change Change Net Revenues 37,884...

at 03:00
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce the 2020 cohort of ACLS Fellows. The largest and longest running program in the organization's portfolio, the ACLS Fellowship program honors scholars in the humanities and...

at 02:09
Barbuto & Johansson, P.A. ("BARJO") and Of Counsel, Neil Rothstein, Esq. (with over 30 years of Securities Class Action Experience, including cases against ENRON and Halliburton) informs investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed, expanding...

at 02:00
iwoca research shows that British public is significantly more sympathetic towards the struggles of small businesses compared to large companies (21%)  However, nearly 70% would not use small businesses if they could save just £1 by buying from a...

News published on 15 august 2019 at 09:26 and distributed by: