Hearst Magazines International has appointed Gary Ellis as its chief digital officer, responsible for the content, technology, operations and overall business strategy for the company’s global web and mobile products.
Ellis will be based in New York, USA from 3 March and will report to president and CEO of Hearst Magazines International, Duncan Edwards.
Ellis has previously held various roles with Viacom Media Networks, and before that, developed content and products for tech, telecom and mobile companies including Vodafone, British Telecom, LookSmart, and CNET in London, Paris, San Francisco and Melbourne. Most recently, Ellis advised companies including The Economist and NewsCorp on strategic digital and mobile growth initiatives.
“We have a great opportunity to build a scalable business in digital on the strong foundations of our print businesses; many of our companies have already developed significant capabilities and Gary will ensure that our development speed increases,” said Edwards.