Former NYT and Mashable editor Jim Roberts joins The Hill
Roberts was with The New York Times for 26 years, his last position as Assistant Managing Editor
Washington, D.C.—June 21, 2016— The Hill, the fastest growing news site in the United States, welcomes Jim Roberts to the editorial team as a consultant, effective immediately.
Roberts will focus on bringing diversified views from top minds to The Hill, as he helps create a new opinion section, which will be developed over the next several months. He will report to Editor-in-Chief Bob Cusack.
“Jim has a proven ability to manage expansion into new verticals and guide the development of platforms and content that keep readers engaged,” said Cusack. “At a time when The Hill is growing faster than ever, Jim’s knowledge and expertise will be a powerful addition to our team.”
Roberts comes to The Hill from Mashable, where he served as Executive Editor and Chief Content Officer, and was responsible for managing Mashable’s editorial team and overseeing editorial strategy and expansion into new verticals like global news, politics, climate science and transportation. Previously, Roberts worked at The New York Times for 26 years, most recently as an Assistant Managing Editor, responsible for guiding the ongoing development and news coverage of nytimes.com.
The hiring of Roberts comes amid significant growth at The Hill; in May, the publication announced several new additions to the editorial, business, and social media teams, as well as a new publisher. Additionally, TheHill.com has seen significant growth in its policy verticals, which include such specialties as Defense, Energy, Finance, Healthcare and Transportation. In 2015, The Hill added policy verticals for Cybersecurity and National Security, as well as a new midday newsletter, The Hill’s 12:30 Report.