Johnston Press hires Jeff Moriarty for top digital role

Boston Globe executive to take new post of chief digital and product officer at Scotsman and Yorkshire Post publisherJohnston Press has hired Jeff Moriarty, one of the Boston Globe's top digital executives, in the newly-created role of chief digital and product officer.Moriarty, who joins the Scotsman and Yorkshire Post publisher on 1 April, is currently vice-president of digital products for the Boston Globe and general manager of Boston.com.He has credits including the development of regional subscription based site of BostonGlobe.com.As a former executive at the New York Times, he was responsible for building digital businesses in the automotive and jobs sectors, as well as developing video and mobile strategy."Jeff's exceptional track record will underpin the acceleration of our digital strategy as we seek to transform local media," said the Johnston Press chief executive, Ashley Highfield. "Our digital revenues have grown by 60% over the last year and in many parts of the UK they now account for 20% of our overall advertising revenues, compared to only 5% as recently as in 2010."Moriarty takes on the role following the departure of digital and business development director Henry Faure Walker, an 11-year veteran of Johnston Press, who late last year was named as the new chief executive of rival regional publisher Newsquest.• To contact the MediaGuardian news desk email [email protected] or phone 020 3353 3857. For all other inquiries please call the main Guardian... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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