Axios hires WSJ’s Marco as Deep Dive editor
Meg Marco of The Wall Street Journal has been hired by Axios as the new Deep Dive editor.
Marco will lead Axios’ charge into taking its “Smart Brevity” longform with its biweekly Deep Dive newsletter.
Marco is an editor and author who recently served as the digital content strategy editor at The Journal where she was responsible for mapping the digital journalistic direction of The Journal.
She founded and launched the WSJ Media Science Lab, a center for experimentation, research and data science within the newsroom, and oversaw the relaunch of the WSJ’s newsletter portfolio.
In her previous role at Consumer Reports, Marco was responsible for both editorial and product for the news site Consumerist. She also served on the team that designed and built new membership platform for CR, and also helped create The Digital Standard, an open-source framework designed to provide a standard set of criteria to evaluate the privacy, security and quality of digital products and services.
She is a recipient of the Consumer Education Leadership Award from the National Consumers League and the United Church of Christ, and the 2015 Journalist of the Year award from the Consumer Federation of California.
She is the author of the humor book Field Guide to the Apocalypse, published by Simon & Schuster, and her food photography has been described as “beautiful” by The Onion A/V Club.