Editor-in-Chief and CEO
Executive Producer & Managing Director, Video
Director of Audience Engagement
Fernando Alfonso III
Weekend Editor, Entertainment Reporter
Deputy Morning Editor
Social Media Editor
Senior Politics Reporter
Patrick Howell O'Neill
Esports Staff Reporter
YouTube Staff Reporter
Assistant Social Media Editor
Samantha Allen, Ikenna Anyoku, Ian Barker, Ben Branstetter, Dell Cameron, Derrick Clifton, Olivia Cole, Kate Conger, Patrick deHahn, Ned Donovan, Mike Fenn, Lisa Granshaw, Tom Harrington, Nimrod Kamer, Joey Keeton, Imad Khan, Carly Lanning, Callum Leslie, Dan Marcus, Dominick Mayer, Ferguson Mitchell, Miri Mogilevsky, Peter Nowak, Chris Osterndorf, Simon Owens, Nayomi Reghay, Matt Rosza, Elizabeth Robinson, Tim Sampson, Jaya Saxena, S.E. Smith, Greg Stevens, Myles Tanzer, Anthony Tao, Lindy West
Business & Marketing
Chief Operating Officer
Tiffany M. Bennett
Director of Brand Marketing
Zoe Cordes Selbin
Online Traffic Acquisition Manager
Business Intelligence and Operations Manager
Executive Assistant to CEO
Chief Revenue Officer
General Manager of Agency
Director of Programmatic Sales
Chief Technology Officer
Software and Data Engineer
Senior Software Engineer
Founding Team Bios
The Daily Dot was founded in September of 2010 by CEO Nicholas White and his cofounders, Nova Spivack & Josh Jones-Dilworth.
Nicholas White, Cofounder and CEO: Nick is a sixth-generation journalist and it is figuratively true that he has ink running in his veins. A lover of newsrooms everywhere, Nick was formerly with Sandusky Newspapers, where he was most recently vice president of audience for its Midwest division. He still sits on Sandusky’s board of directors. He has two dogs, Hunter and Oscar, named for Hunter S. Thompson and Thompson’s attorney, Oscar Acosta.
Nova Spivack, Cofounder and Director: Nova is a serial entrepreneur and Internet visionary. He has started and sold several companies, is an active angel investor and startup advisor and runs a highly regarded venture incubator. He is widely published and regularly speaks on the future of search, social media and the Web. He's been to space, too.
Josh Jones-Dilworth, Cofounder and Director:Josh has jumped into every body of water he has ever encountered. He founded Jones-Dilworth, Inc. (JDI) in June of 2009 and currently serves as CEO. JDI is a boutique consultancy that brings emerging technologies and new ventures like The Daily Dot to market. Josh is an advisor to over a dozen companies, and an active angel investor. He is a frequent teacher, speaker and guest writer on marketing, with a particular emphasis on "brains, bots and bodies." Previously, Josh spent 5 years at top global agency Porter Novelli, specializing in digital strategy. Josh also went to NYU film school and was a producer of narrative films. In 2002, he and Nicholas White cofounded Eighty-Watt Cinema, a New-York based production company, their first venture together. Josh blogs at http://joshdilworth.com. You should follow him at twitter.com/joshdilworth
We are a team that combines dedicated Web and new media innovators with traditional newsroom experience and expertise. We are committed to the best practices of hyperlocal and community journalism, reinforced by new standards of data-assisted storytelling, social distribution, and iterative reporting.
We are also most definitely hiring. If you love and live Web communities, whether you’re a professional journalist or an enthusiast, we want to hear from you: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Jacob Mullins, CEO at ExitRound
- Allen Morgan, Managing Director New Ventures, Idealab
- Troy Williams, President of Macmillan New Ventures