Chris Cramer, head of video at The Wall Street Journal, sent out the following staff promotion:
We are pleased to tell you that we’ve appointed Mark Scheffler to the new role of News Editor, Video, where he will become a member of the WSJ Video management team.
Concurrently, he will represent Video on the newly created Real Time Desk, working closely with Erin White and her team as we develop our Digital First strategy. Mark has been a key member of our Video team since 2011 and during that time has worked to create long-form video features, including the “Europe at the Brink” documentary, and to expand our team of iPhone-equipped journalists.
Before joining the Journal he was Head of Video at GlobalPost.com where he produced stories from nearly 60 countries and developed content for broadcasters such as the PBS NewsHour and CBS, creating its Peabody and Edward R.Murrow award-winning “On Location” program. As a freelance he shot a wide array of stories for the New York Times and us and has written for Slate, Salon and the Huffington Post. He was the Founder and Executive Producer of BusinessPOV.com, which covered Chicago commerce, and before that was a staff reporter at Crain’s Chicago Business.
Over the past year Mark has played a key role in leading and developing our WorldStream operation and piloted and launched The Foreign Bureau video series four months ago. As News Editor, Video, he will manage a team of multimedia staff focused on developing new ways of storytelling. He will report to Andy Regal.
Please join us in congratulating Mark on his promotion.