Eric Gonon appointed Vice President for Video Production and Strategy by IBT Media
Gonon has handled video production for cable news channels, major magazines, and websites, and joins from Auctionata AG where he served as Senior Vice President
New York, NY – November 11, 2015 –– IBT Media, a global news organization, today announced that Eric Gonon has joined as Vice President for Video Production and Strategy. Gonon will develop and execute a comprehensive video plan for all of IBT Media’s properties including Newsweek and International Business Times. He will be based out of IBT Media’s New York City headquarters and will report directly to Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer, Johnathan Davis.
“Expanding and optimizing our video production capabilities for both newsroom and native content is a top priority for the company as we continue to innovate and expand our news operations in the U.S. and around the world,” said Etienne Uzac, CEO and Co-Founder of IBT Media. “Eric has a strong news background and will collaborate across editorial, business and product teams.”
As Vice President for Video Production and Strategy, Gonon will strategize and implement a centralized video plan that can be applied to each of IBT Media’s brands as well as IBT Media on a corporate level. He will aggressively grow daily audience by producing engaging editorial and native video with wide strategic distribution to enhance the brands.
“Eric brings a deep understanding of video consumption in our digital, mobile-centric world. He’s passionate about creating a video program that will offer a consistent, world-class experience to our audience,” said Davis. “This is a great opportunity to maximize exceptional storytelling with compelling video content.”
Gonon has handled video production for cable news channels, major magazines, websites and even an online auction house. He joins IBT Media from Auctionata AG where he served as Senior Vice President building, staffing and managing multi-hour, interactive live-streams of auctions. An award-winning journalist and programmer, Gonon has held positions at CNN, Bloomberg Businessweek, CNBC and NY1 among other outlets.
“I’m an entrepreneur at heart and am excited about the opportunity to develop cutting edge video offerings for IBT Media’s many brands,” added Gonon. “Video is going to help bring our reporting to life, whether it be in a longer form piece about a Newsweek cover story or a shorter news hit for International Business Times.”