WSJ names digital editor for markets

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Francesco Guerrera, the editor of the money and investing section of The Wall Street Journal, made the following staff announcement on Tuesday:

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Janet Paskin as Digital Editor, Markets.

In her new role, Janet will oversee and manage the new Markets’ Stream story and mobile application, as well as taking responsibility for driving online coverage by the Money & Investing Group.

A talented journalist with vast experience in both print and online, Janet has been the editor of Smartmoney.com and personal finance editor of WSJ.com for the past 18 months. During her tenure she led an overhaul of the look and feel of the SmartMoney website, adding new features and refreshing its design. The results have been excellent, with traffic to articles increasing more than 40% in 2011.

Before that, Janet worked as a reporter at SmartMoney magazine and Money magazine – honing skills first developed as a ferocious sports reporter in Long Island and Philadelphia.

Janet will co-report to Francesco and Raju and work very closely with our first-class online team that includes Brian Hershberg, the real-time deputy for the Markets desk; Stephen Grocer, M&I’S  Blogs Editor; and WSJ.com’s Kate Milani on the Hub.

Please join us in welcoming Janet to her new role.