‘Digital media’ is important enough that it now is part of radio job titles.
The latest example is at New Hampshire Public Radio, which appointed John Forcucci to a newly created position, “vice president, news and digital media.” He was hired after a national search.
President/CEO Betsy Gardella made the announcement.
Here’s how NHPR describes the job:
“Charged with the responsibility of solidifying NHPR’s position as the state’s essential local, national and international news source, Forcucci will help shape NHPR’s overall digital media strategy, including the development of digital distribution and social media opportunities, and will lead NHPR’s news and web operations, supervising seven full-time staff plus a roster of statewide stringers.”
Forcucci was at the Boson Globe for 22 years in editorial and managerial roles; he was IT director of business solutions/news most recently, working in online news content for the Globe and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
In the announcement, Forcucci is quoted saying, “NHPR has an enormous opportunity to expand its high-quality reporting onto multiple platforms and to be a leader in providing increased content through use of digital tools.”