Amanda Zamora Joins ProPublica as Senior Engagement Editor
New York, N.Y. – July 5, 2012 – ProPublica has hired Amanda Zamora to serve as senior engagement editor starting August 6. Zamora will be responsible for leading ProPublica’s reader engagement and distributed reporting efforts.
Zamora comes to ProPublica from the Washington Post where she most recently served as the national digital editor and led digital coverage of the presidential election. She first joined the Post in 2003, spending six years as an online editor and producer for various departments, including the investigative reporting unit, before serving as its first social media and engagement editor from 2010 – 2011. Zamora began her journalism career at the Austin American-Statesman as an editorial aide and reporter. In 2009, she helped launch the Huffington Post Investigative Fund, a nonprofit news site based in Washington, D.C. She is also a previous Knight Digital Media Fellow with the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism.
“We’re thrilled Amanda is joining us,” ProPublica senior editor Eric Umansky said. “We’re constantly pushing ourselves to do not only ground-breaking reporting but to do it using all the tools the Internet offers, including social. Amanda will help us super-charge that effort.”
“ProPublica has proven itself to be as serious about innovation as it is investigative journalism,” Zamora said. “I am thrilled to be joining a team of such accomplished journalists and I’m looking forward to leveraging social media and collaborative tools to deepen ProPublica’s impact.”
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