Krim named editor of Marketwatch.com
by Chris Roush
Jonathan Krim, who has been acting editor of Marketwatch.com since the departure of David Callaway last year, has been given the permanent role.
Raju Narisetti, who oversees all of the Dow Jones digital operations, writes in an employee memo:
We are delighted to note that Jonathan Krim is being named Editor of MarketWatch.com.
Since taking over as Acting Editor six months ago, Jonathan has restructured the MarketWatch newsroom to better position resources for speed, for growing the site’s audience through social, mobile and other platforms, and for significantly closer coordination with the Journal’s newsroom and WSJ.com. And under him, there have also been significant talent additions to its journalism ranks in recent weeks.
Even before joining MarketWatch full time, Jonathan had been involved in evolving its strategy to try and become the best place on the ad-supported Web for individual investors to find high-quality insight and advice on how to use news, in addition to getting the news itself in a timely manner. Among other things, Jonathan has spearheaded making MarketWatch the first major news media site to incorporate tracking of social sentiment of stocks in its quotes pages, as another metric investors can use to help make decisions.
MarketWatch also is expanding coverage for those looking to build and protect their nest eggs, including a new Retirement Center that, in just a few months of launch, has become a market leader, with fresh stories, columns and blog posts every day.
Jonathan’s drive for innovation and deep experience as a digital and print journalist makes him perfect for this role. He came to Dow Jones in 2010 as Sr Deputy Managing Editor of wsj.com, having previously served as an Assistant Managing Editor of The Washington Post’s digital newsroom and prior to that, a technology-policy reporter for the Washington Post. Before that, he was the Executive Editor of TheStreet.com, and an Assistant Managing Editor for business/technology at the San Jose Mercury News during some of Silicon Valley’s formative years. His tenure in San Jose was marked by two Pulitzer Prize-winning projects that he directed.
Please join me in congratulating Jonathan.