Jeffrey Acevedo has left CNN in Atlanta for a job as social media editor at The Wall Street Journal. He is now based in New York.
“I’ll be helping the Journal do what I do best: find audiences wherever they are and give them a reason to engage with the news,” Acevedo tells Media Moves about his new role. “I’ll be constantly thinking of the best way to present our content to social audiences, whether it’s a thread, GIF, video or an Instagram story. I want to break through the noise and deliver our powerful storytelling in a way that’s memorable.”
He’ll also support planning and audience development efforts and work with senior coverage editors to foster a better understanding of what it takes for a story to succeed across different platforms and in the process, help define the WSJ’s voice in the social media landscape.”
Acevedo previously spent over four years at CNN, starting as a content coordinator and working his way up to associate producer, programming digital content on desktop, mobile web and apps. He left the position in February.
A native of Puerto Rico, he started his journalism career at as a web coordinator at WIPR, before moving to WAPA TV, where he worked as a web producer and assignment editor.