Marketwatch.com names two new editors
by Chris Roush
Jonathan Krim, the acting editor of Marketwatch.com, sent out the following staff announcement on Wednesday afternoon:
I am delighted to announce that two WSJ/WSJDN stars are taking new roles at MarketWatch:
Silvia Ascarelli, a longtime Wall Street Journalist, will join us as Senior News Editor. Silvia has deep and varied markets experience, serving as a news editor at the Journal since 2005 and responsible for the team that handles the Money & Investing portion of the Asian and European editions.
Before joining the desk, she was a reporter in London and Frankfurt for 17 years for either the Journal or Dow Jones Newswires, writing about everything from banker behavior on IPOs and stock-exchange deals (that often fell apart) to an earlier European currency crisis. She previously worked for the Jersey Journal in Jersey City and The Times in Hammond, Indiana. Silvia will have several duties in her new role, including managing the MarketWatch homepage for portions of the day and helping to coordinate and edit news and special-projects coverage.
A graduate of the University of Missouri, she took off the summer of 2000 to bicycle 4,345 miles across the U.S., but now mostly settles for biking to the train station.
Jessica Marmor Shaw, currently an editor on the WSJ mobile team, will become Mobile Editor for MarketWatch. Jess joined WSJ.com in 2005 on the night news desk, eventually managing the team for two years. She led the online night news desk through pivotal changes for both online and print, including the transition to Methode publishing, the growth of the paper in the form of Greater New York, Off Duty and Review and the launch of the WSJ iPad app.
In 2011, she brought her experience with news production to the WSJ mobile team, and in the past year helped to expand the design and interactive capabilities of the app, helped to launch the “universal” WSJ iPad/iPhone app, and helmed the mobile 2012 election day effort.
In her new role, Jess will oversee all mobile editorial strategy and execution for MarketWatch, including spearheading the launch of a new universal app this spring. Currently based in San Francisco, she is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Williams College. In her off time, Jess is a fanatic about yoga, particularly the kind where the room is about 392 degrees. Celsius. Or something like that.
Start dates on both are being formalized. Please join me in congratulating Silvia and Jess.