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 machine-generated, fully automated AI-created stories to cover elections and Olympics, created The Post's first virtual reality project - including one shown at the Tribeca film festival, 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. And was a key part of helping The Post wins multiple Online News Association and Society of News Design digital news awards
Before joining The Post he 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 Jeremy led The Poynter Institute in rethinking and redesigning its industry leading website and served as an art director at a couple of newspapers.
Northwestern University: Medill School of Journalism
Jeremy has spoken around the world at conferences like SXSW, the Online News Association, Digital Summit, Digital Publishing Innovation Summit, Ad Week DC, American Public Media, CES, AEJMC, Storyology, the Festival of Media, Scoopcamp, Science Po and AEJMC.
In 2010 Jeremy helped restart the Society of News Design's best of digital design competition and has been running it ever since. He is an advisor to the University of West Virginia's journalism program and has been a judge for a variety of journalism competitions. He has volunteered with the Maynard Foundation and the Online News Association and the Poynter Institute's Women's Leadership Institute. He has worked closely with the Knight Foundation and the McCormick Foundation on a variety of projects.
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