ProPublica has hired Blair Hickman as its new social media producer. Hickman is the former senior editor at Dowser Media where she was in charge of online strategy, user research and shaping solutions journalism.

Hickman will assist social media editor Daniel Victor and starts January 23.

“Blair is inspired in her thinking and dogged in her execution,” Victor said. “She’ll bring a fresh, smart voice to our social media accounts, and her understanding of how to use social strategies throughout the newsroom will be valuable to everyone here.”