June 6, 2011
Andrei Scheinkman, currently Interactive News developer at The New York Times, will join HuffPo in six weeks as editor of Interactive News, building a small team to oversee data-driven interactive features.
Scheinkman joins the newly-hired Jason Wells, former BBC head of User Experience and Designs:
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HuffPo has hired 140 staffers so far this year, and plans to bring on another 40. But both Huffington and CTO Paul Berry seem particularly excited about Fields and Scheinkman given their résumés. Scheinkman in particular offers a symbolic victory to HuffPo—another hire from the Times in the wake of outgoing Times Executive Editor Bill Keller's recent accusations that Huffington's website was an aggregation service, rather than a legitimate news organization.
Scheinkman will, he told Adweek, be building a team of 3 to 5 programmers and journalists whose initial work will be heavily centered around the 2012 election season.
Fields will inherit a team focused on improving the design and user experience across HuffPo’s platforms, including mobile applications.