Director of Strategic Initiatives

The Washington Post

As Director of Strategic Initiatives at The Washington Post, Jeremy 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 figured out how to tell the story of the 2016 presidential race with 3D printers, built The Post’s first automated stories, created The Post’s first virtual reality project, initiated the use of 360 cameras, oversaw it’s first augmented reality story, built a freelance network that changes how The Post covers national stories and launched a new leadership vertical.

Deputy Editor, Digital

National Geographic

Works to craft exceptional editorial, mission-focused, and advertising digital storytelling for the web, tablets, smartphones and wearable computers. Oversees workflow for all editorial projects and serves as the team’s chief contact point with the Society’s Advertising and Mission Programs. Liaises with advertising and development teams. Oversees homepage and content promotion.

Associate Professor

Medill, Northwestern University

Medill faculty member teaching graduate and undergraduates about media product design, including interactive storytelling, usability, human-centered design, web and print design tools and techniques. Also a member of Medill’s administration team working on issues of integrating technology into the curriculum and designing more collaborative spaces for teaching. And a core faculty member at Northwestern’s Segal Design Institute.

Managing Editor for Innovation

The Poynter Institute

Managed members of the Poynter Online Staff, supervise interns and lead a re-imagination of Write about news design and teach alternative story forms, news design and web publishing. Oversaw the design of all printed materials including editorial publications, marketing and advertising for the Institute and the Web site.

Art Director

St. Petersburg Times & The News Press

Supervised a staff of sports designers and copyeditors in St. Petersburg, Fla. Responsible for planning, special sections and photo editing. Part of a team working to implement a new pagination system and a newspaper-wide redesign. In Fort Myers, created a new visual identity for the newspaper and managed its implementation. Managed a staff of designers and graphic artists. Worked on a statewide beach erosion project and redesigned the Sunday magazine.

Graphic Design, User Interaction

Brassring & Viant

Created new web based products and job boards, dealing with site architecture, navigation and usability. Oversaw User Centered Design process including testing, iterative design and results interpretation. Designed Web sites for traditional retail vendors. Participated in several phases of the business cycle for this Internet consultancy, including business development, strategy research and recruiting.