As News Corp works toward dividing into two distinct companies, executive appointments have steadily continued on the publishing side. Raju Narisetti, currently a deputy managing editor at The Wall Street Journal and managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, has been named SVP and deputy head of strategy for the new News Corporation. Narisetti takes up his functions March 11, reporting to Anoushka Healy, who was recently named chief strategy officer. Click over for the official press release:
NEW YORK (Feb. 25, 2013) — News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) today announced the appointment of Raju Narisetti as Senior Vice President and Deputy Head of Strategy for the New News Corporation, the proposed global publishing entity to be formed as part of the Company’s intended separation into two independent, publicly traded companies. Mr. Narisetti is currently a Deputy Managing Editor with The Wall Street Journal and Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network.
Mr. Narisetti will begin his new role on March 11 and will report to Anoushka Healy, who was recently named Chief Strategy Officer for the New News Corporation. Mr. Narisetti will work with Ms. Healy to oversee and implement new projects while helping fashion the strategic direction of the new company, which comprises leading print and digital publishing businesses, an education division and other Australian assets.
He will be involved in new digital projects and continue to guide the digital growth of the existing companies in the new News Corporation as they seek to further expand the distribution of their content across digital products and platforms.
“Raju’s experiences around the world and across platforms make him the ideal person to drive our strategy during a period of increasingly intense globalization and digitization,” said Robert Thomson, Chief Executive Officer of the New News Corporation. “He knows how to transform newsrooms, to start a startup and to finish a project – all of these rare qualities will be crucial for the success of the new News.”
About Mr. Narisetti
Mr. Narisetti has served as a Deputy Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal and Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network since February 2012. In this role, he heads editorial teams and content strategy for The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, which includes WSJ.com, MarketWatch.com, WSJ Live video platforms, and Wall Street Journal and MarketWatch Radio Networks.
Previously, Mr. Narisetti served as Managing Editor of Washington Post Co. since January 2009, overseeing digital content, news products and new businesses, as well as its editing, design, photo, video, engagement and social media teams. Prior to joining the Post, Mr. Narisetti served as Founding Editor of India’s Mint newspaper, which has an exclusive agreement to publish Journal-branded content in India and is now India’s second-largest business newspaper by circulation.
During his previous tenure with the Journal, starting as a Summer Intern in 1991, Mr. Narisetti held multiple roles, most recently as a Deputy Managing Editor as well as Editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe in 2006, and led the re-launch of the European and Asian editions of the Journal.