Jonathan Krim is named MarketWatch acting editor

Jonathan Krim, who is currently WSJ.com senior deputy managing editor, becomes MarketWatch.com acting editor. From the memo:

He has previously served as an assistant managing editor of the Washington Post’s digital newsroom; a technology-policy reporter for the Washington Post; 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.

David Callaway left the MarketWatch editor-in-chief post last month to become USA Today’s top editor.

The full memo about Krim’s appointment is after the jump.

From: Narisetti, Raju
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2012 2:28 PM
To: MW News Staff; SmartMoney Staff; WSJ All News Staff
Subject: An update about MarketWatch

Colleagues

I am delighted to name Jonathan Krim as acting editor of MarketWatch.com, effective immediately.

Jonathan is already intimately familiar with MarketWatch, having consulted with the team for the past 18 months on various initiatives that have been instrumental in MarketWatch’s recent, significant audience growth.

In this full-time role, Jonathan will be based in New York and lead the MarketWatch news team in achieving some very ambitious, internal journalistic and audience-development goals that we have set for ourselves in recent weeks, all part of a larger business growth plan for MarketWatch, the free Dow Jones markets and investor portal.

MarketWatch’s co-managing editors for newsroom operations, Anne Stanley (San Francisco) and Tim Rostan (Chicago), will report to Jonathan and, along with Jeff Nash, the editor of SmartMoney.com, who is taking on an expanded role as head of personal finance for both sites, form the core Leadership Team at MarketWatch that will work closely with me, and which will include Liesel Kipp, the general manager of MarketWatch.com.

Jonathan, who is currently senior deputy managing editor of WSJ.com, will continue to report to me in his new MarketWatch role, as we seek a tighter collaboration and deeper integration with the Dow Jones Digital Network’s news operations in coming weeks and months.

Jonathan came to Dow Jones in 2010 with deep roots in financial and technology journalism, both of which will serve MarketWatch well. He has previously served as an assistant managing editor of the Washington Post’s digital newsroom; a technology-policy reporter for the Washington Post; 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 (jonathan.krim@wsj.com) on his new mission. He will be on the next MarketWatch monthly all-staff call, details of which will be sent out in early September.

Raju

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