Washington, D.C., and New York, N.Y. (June 10, 2013)--M. Scott Havens, President of The Atlantic, announced today that digital media innovator Andrew Golis will join the company in the newly created role of Entrepreneur in Residence. His first day is July 15.
Working closely with The Atlantic's
Editorial and Digital Strategy and Operations teams, Golis will support
the media brand's expanding video and paid-content initiatives. He will
also work with the teams to help identify and launch new ventures and
products across The Atlantic's platforms.
"Andrew's new role at The Atlantic
reflects his tremendous versatility and expertise: he's a digital
native, a journalist, an entrepreneur," Havens said. "I've followed his
career for years, and I'm thrilled he'll be joining the
industry-leading team at The Atlantic,
complementing our efforts to infuse innovation, creativity, and an
entrepreneurial spirit into our journalism and our business."
Golis joins The Atlantic
during a period of sustained investment in editorial initiatives. In
recent years, the magazine brand has added stand-alone sites The Atlantic Wire and The Atlantic Cities, new topic verticals such as the Sexes and China Channels on TheAtlantic.com,
and companion mobile and tablet apps. In the same period, audience
reach has exploded, increasing by more than 235 percent on
TheAtlantic.com and by more than 700 percent on The Atlantic Wire since
2010. The Atlantic Cities, which launched in 2011, is up by more than
210 percent to date.
Golis currently serves as the Director of Digital Media and a Senior Editor for Frontline,
PBS's flagship public-affairs documentary series. There, he is
responsible for integrating the program's broadcast and digital efforts
as a part of its ongoing transition to a post-broadcast future. As part
of Frontline's senior
editorial team, Golis oversees two departments: Digital, which includes
editorial, strategy, design, and product development; and Audience
Development, which includes promotion, broadcast and digital audience
research, and long-term audience strategy.
While at Frontline,
Golis has helped expand the series' digital-first original reporting
and analysis, grow its digital audience by more than 75 percent, and
launch a series of award-winning experiments in interactive video. In
2012, the program received an Online Journalism Award for General
Golis was the Editor of Blogging and a Politics Editor at Yahoo News,
where he built a network of reported blogs--Yahoo's first foray into
originally created content--for the biggest digital news audience in the
country. Before that, he was the Deputy Publisher of Talking Points
Memo, where he helped manage that company's explosive editorial,
audience, and business growth as it transitioned from a one-man blog to
a fully staffed news organization.
Golis, who was named to Forbes's annual "30 Under 30" list for media in 2012, is a graduate of Harvard University.
its founding in 1857 as a magazine about "the American Idea" that would
be of "no party or clique," The
Atlantic has been at the forefront of brave thinking in
journalism. One of the first magazines to launch on the Web in the
early 1990s, The
has continued to help shape the national debate across print, digital,
and event platforms. With the addition of its news- and
opinion-tracking site, TheAtlanticWire.com, and now TheAtlanticCities.com
on global cities, The
is a multimedia forum on the most-critical issues of our times, from
politics, business, urban affairs, and the economy, to technology,
arts, and culture. The
Atlantic is the flagship property of Washington,
D.C.-based publisher Atlantic Media Company.