Executive in London, United Kingdom
I'm a media executive whose teams have driven digital transformation at iconic media brands such as The Washington Post and PBS.
As the founding Editor in Chief of washingtonpost.com, I created a digital presence for The Washington Post that was hailed as a “tour de force” (Philadelphia Inquirer) and a “gem” (Walt Mossberg).
At PBS, I transformed the traditional television network into a digital leader. In four years, monthly video views on PBS.org rose from 2 million to a quarter-billion. Traffic to PBS.org surpassed the NBC, CBS, and ABC television web sites.
In 2013, PBS won seven Webby Awards, more than any other media company in the world and second only to Google.
(The Guardian: How Jason Seiken Reinvented PBS)
My group also created PBS Digital Studios, which boldly redefined the PBS approach to digital video, as exemplified by the viral hit Mr. Rogers Remixed, which was one of the 10 most viral videos of 2012.
Read my Harvard Business Review piece on creating an entrepreneurial culture: How I Got My Team to Fail More
Watch my TEDx speech: The Transformation of PBShat