NBC News and MSNBC shook up its ranks on Tuesday, parting ways with NBC’s digital chief Julian March and MSNBC.com executive editor Richard Wolffe. NBC-MSNBC Chairman Andy Lack has named Nick Ascheim SVP for digital; he comes over from BBC Worldwide, where he was SVP for consumer digital.
Julian March, currently director of online for the U.K. broadcaster, will become SVP editorial and innovation at the news unit, now headed by former ITV News editor Deborah Turness.
NBC News has named Julian March senior vice president of editorial and innovation, it was announced today by Deborah Turness, president of the division. March, currently director of online for ITV in the United Kingdom, will have responsibility for all digital businesses, including NBCNews.com, as well as the news division’s editorial units. NBC plans to further integration its broadcast TV news and digital operations.