Washington Post names Mulder chief product officer and managing editor
The following excerpt memo was sent out to staff from The Washington Post executive editor Sally Buzbee and CIO Shailesh Prakash:
To our colleagues,
We are happy to announce that Kat Downs Mulder is taking on a new role that reflects our digital ambitions and further builds upon the close relationship between the newsroom and technology. Kat will take on this new, truly hybrid role between News and Engineering as chief product officer and managing editor, reporting to both of us.
Kat will continue to oversee journalists focused on storytelling in video, audio, photos, graphics and design, as well as news curation, audience development and emerging news products. In addition, she will now run the product teams and newsroom engineering, which drive the development of The Post’s website, apps, subscriptions, internal tools and more.
Before being named managing editor in the newsroom, she was vice president of product and design overseeing The Post’s product strategy. She previously led The Post’s Graphics department.
The move is effective immediately. Please join us in congratulating Kat on this new role.
Sally and Shailesh