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Jonathan Krim Named Acting Editor of MarketWatch

Jonathan Krim has been named acting editor of MarketWatch.com. Krim was most recently senior deputy managing editor of WSJ.com. He had also consulted with MarketWatch for the past 18 months.

“In this full-time role, Jonathan will be based in New York and lead the MarketWatch news team in achieving some very ambitious, internal journalistic and audience-development goals that we have set for ourselves in recent weeks, all part of a larger business growth plan for MarketWatch, the free Dow Jones markets and investor portal,” said Raju Narisetti, managing editor of WSJ.com, in a note to staffers.

Krim’s appointment is effective immediately. The full memo from Narisetti is after the jump.

Colleagues

I am delighted to name Jonathan Krim as acting editor of MarketWatch.com, effective immediately.

Jonathan is already intimately familiar with MarketWatch, having consulted with the team for the past 18 months on various initiatives that have been instrumental in MarketWatch’s recent, significant audience growth.

In this full-time role, Jonathan will be based in New York and lead the MarketWatch news team in achieving some very ambitious, internal journalistic and audience-development goals that we have set for ourselves in recent weeks, all part of a larger business growth plan for MarketWatch, the free Dow Jones markets and investor portal.

MarketWatch’s co-managing editors for newsroom operations, Anne Stanley (San Francisco) and Tim Rostan (Chicago), will report to Jonathan and, along with Jeff Nash, the editor of SmartMoney.com, who is taking on an expanded role as head of personal finance for both sites, form the core Leadership Team at MarketWatch that will work closely with me, and which will include Liesel Kipp, the general manager of MarketWatch.com.

Jonathan, who is currently senior deputy managing editor of WSJ.com, will continue to report to me in his new MarketWatch role, as we seek a tighter collaboration and deeper integration with the Dow Jones Digital Network’s news operations in coming weeks and months.

Jonathan came to Dow Jones in 2010 with deep roots in financial and technology journalism, both of which will serve MarketWatch well. He has previously served as an assistant managing editor of the Washington Post’s digital newsroom; a technology-policy reporter for the Washington Post; the executive editor of TheStreet.com; and an assistant managing editor for business/technology at the San Jose Mercury News during some of Silicon Valley’s formative years. His tenure in San Jose was marked by two Pulitzer Prize-winning projects that he directed.

Please join me in congratulating Jonathan (jonathan.krim@wsj.com) on his new mission. He will be on the next MarketWatch monthly all-staff call, details of which will be sent out in early September.

Raju

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