In this role, Skotte will lead audience engagement, growth, product innovation and engineering and analytics with a dedicated team. Skotte will also develop new ways for Gristto evolve its business model.
Skotte joins Grist from radio show Science Friday, where he was co-director. During his time at Science Friday, Skotte led the show’s digital team, in addition to executing organizational, editorial and digital strategies. He also oversaw social media and engagement campaigns.
Prior to his work with Science Friday, Skotte was manager of marketing and communications at the Freelancers Union. In that role, he oversaw its content strategy and social media.
Brady PiñeroWalkinshaw, Grist CEO, stated: “It is a reflection of our continued strategic growth at a challenging time for media, and we can’t wait to see the ways he can help us continue to innovate while bringing climate and environmental justice-focused content to the forefront of the media landscape.”