Vox announces three new promotions
The memo from Vox editor-in-chief Swati Sharma and VP Allison Rockey is as follows:
We want to congratulate Blair Hickman on her promotion to Executive Director of Audience, Nisha Chittal on her new role as Managing Editor, and Agnes Mazur on her promotion to Associate Director of Audience.
Over the last four and a half years, Blair has been a key leader at Vox — from expanding our crowdsourcing program to leading our shift to SEO to creating data-informed editorial strategies that help us grow and build loyalty. She has deep editorial and strategic experience from her work here, and her previous roles at The Marshall Project and ProPublica. In this new role, she’ll continue to ensure that Vox’s audience is at the core of our editorial and business decisions.
For more than three years, Nisha has been a talent at Vox and has understood how to help our stories thrive. She joined us from Racked, where she was the engagement editor, and before that, MSNBC. In this new role, she will be central to empowering our editors to create the journalism that lives up to Vox’s mission. She led us from a world where you can only post an image on Instagram to one that included galleries, stories, and reels, shaped our evolving SEO strategy, and deftly guided and mentored the engagement team through an ever-evolving industry. Nisha has an uncanny ability to spot issues before they happen, and her skills to solve problems paired with her background in journalism will be a huge asset to editors in the newsroom.
Agnes has been at Vox almost since the beginning, and the number of ways she has contributed to Vox are far too numerous to list here. She has worked on almost every platform we’re on, built an evergreen video repromotion program that led to hundreds of millions of views, created off-platform coverage strategies for countless debate and election nights, and has been instrumental in building our newsletter program, to name just a few. She has an incredible strategic mind that will be essential to Vox’s future growth and audience development.