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Marco named editor-in-chief of the Observer

July 13, 2021

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

                       Meg Marco

The following excerpt announcement was sent out from Observer Media:

Observer Media CEO Michael Rose announced today that Meg Marco has been named the Editor-in-Chief of the Observer.  Marco will lead all editorial operations for the storied Observer brand as it relaunches later this year with a renewed focus on original reporting and coverage of the powerful across key media channels.

Marco comes to Observer from ProPublica, where she was the senior editor managing audience strategy, social and editorial newsletters. She was also a co-editor of the coronavirus coverage that was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Public Interest. Under her leadership ProPublica’s audience team won a number of awards, including the 2021 National Magazine Award for Social Media.

During her time at ProPublica, its on and off-platform readership increased dramatically each year, and newsletter subscribers grew by over 200%.

Marco was previously a masthead editor at The Wall Street Journal where she oversaw Digital Content Strategy, including the multi-platform expansion of the Future of Everything franchise and the digital launch of the weekend section Exchange. During her time at the Journal, she founded and staffed the WSJ Media Science Lab, a center for AI and machine learning in the newsroom, and her team successfully relaunched over 30 newsletters.

She is formerly the editor and head of product of Consumerist, a Gawker Media site that was later acquired by Consumer Reports.

She is also the author of Field Guide to the Apocalypse, a satirical guide to surviving the end of the world published by Simon & Schuster in 2005, well in advance of the actual end times.

As Observer invests in expanding its team, Marco has also announced several new roles.  Effective immediately Observer is hiring a business editor, visuals editor, a copy and standards editor, a strategy editor, and a media reporter.  Interested candidates can apply at https://www.observermedia.com/careers  Questions? Write to: editor@observer.com




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