Michelle Jaconi is joining The Washington Post as executive producer, creative, a role that will have her working on the publication’s video expansion.
Jaconi will be responsible for the Washington Post video teams working on creating content in areas that include politics, pop culture, health, science and food. With Washington Post’s video expansion in its early stages, Jaconi will also contribute to finding and hiring on-camera journalists for new programs in the areas the Post will be covering. In addition, she will also lead the Post’s 4-person scripted programming team.
Most recently, Jaconi had been vice president and executive editor of Independent Journal Review. She left the organization late last year, a little under two years after having arrived there from CNN. Jaconi’s arrival at IJR was viewed as an effort to add serious journalistic credentials to the young site.
At CNN, Jaconi had been executive producer of shows that included John King USA and State of the Union, as well as the founding EP of CNN’s Cross Platform Programming unit.
She starts April 10.