Ex-NPR chief Schiller named NBC News chief digital officer
Vivian Schiller steps into a new position at NBC News, and reports to NBC News president Steve Capus. She starts the job in mid-July. A release says:
Schiller will lead the digital strategy for both NBC News and MSNBC to ensure future growth and innovation. Her responsibilities include strategic oversight of the network’s digital extensions on the web and in mobile, interaction with the Joint Venture that oversees the msnbc.com digital network, as well as providing direction to the network’s new emerging properties such as EducationNation.com and theGrio.com.
Schiller was forced out as NPR chief executive in March after a series of debacles. She joined the radio network in January 2009, after managing day to day operations at NYTimes.com for about three years. Schiller said in March that she planned to stay in journalism, and acknowledged that the controversy surrounding her last days at NPR was “very stressful.” She added that she felt an obligation to stay strong because she “didn’t want to fall into the caricature of what women under pressure would be like.”