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National Geographic appoints Lump EIC

May 6, 2022

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Nathan Lump

The following excerpt release was sent out:

Today, National Geographic Media, the worldwide digital, social and print publisher that elevates innovative storytelling about people, places and projects that shape our world, has announced its new editor in chief, Nathan Lump.

Lump brings more than 25 years of experience spanning such notable publications as Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, The New York Times, and most recently serving as vice president, global head of Editorial and Entertainment at Expedia Group. Effective June 6, 2022, Lump will report to Executive Vice President & General Manager of Nat Geo Media David Miller.

In his new role, Lump will manage the content strategy of the National Geographic editorial team as part of National Geographic Media, which operates in over 170 countries, with several print and digital products and over a half-billion followers on social media.

He will lead the award-winning, multi-platform team of 130+ editors, writers, photographers and designers in their efforts to shine a light on the unexplained in our past, the realities of our present, and the opportunities we have to create a better future.

Lump also aims to elevate Nat Geo’s digital work and build on its long-standing excellence in photography, design, cartography and more, ensuring that the team is well-equipped to deliver rich, mission-driven storytelling that will engage new and existing audiences across platforms.

Another key priority will be integrating the important work of the National Geographic Society into the brand’s editorial strategy and extending the reach of Nat Geo Media’s storytelling across The Walt Disney Company and its customers.

The Harvard alum is well known for building and leading editorial teams that set the bar for the media industry and are highly recognized for their achievements. At Expedia, Lump led a newly created division to serve engaging content across multiple platforms and drive customer loyalty.

In addition to his prior National Magazine Awards nominations and Webby wins, Lump was also named Editor of the Year and one of the 30 Most Intriguing People in Media by Media Industry News in 2016.



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