Jeremy Gilbert

Director of Strategic Initiatives
Washington Post


As Director of Strategic Initiatives at The Washington Post, Jeremy Gilbert works to identify, create, and execute unique digital products and storytelling experiences. He works closely with The Post's engineering, product design, graphics, audience, analytics and advertising teams. In this role, Gilbert built The Post's first automated stories, created The Post's first virtual reality project, initiated the use of 360 cameras, oversaw its first augmented reality story, built a freelance network that changes how The Post covers national stories, launched a new leadership vertical and figured out how to tell the story of the 2016 presidential race with 3D printers. Before joining The Post, Gilbert helped National Geographic develop and deploy its digital strategy and was an associate professor teaching media product design, interactive storytelling, web and print design tools and techniques for Medill and the Segal Design Institute at Northwestern University. Previously, Gilbert led The Poynter Institute in rethinking and redesigning its industry leading website and served as an art director at a couple of newspapers.
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