Content Revolution Panel: Meet Emilio Garcia-Ruiz of The Washington Post

April 30, 2014 at 4:20 pm

Emilio Garcia-RuizEmilio Garcia-Ruiz is the Managing Editor of Digital at The Washington Post.

Before that, he was the Editor for Strategic Projects at the Washington Post since November 2010. In this role he works with other newsroom leaders to set the company’s digital content strategy. He oversees the development of all mobile products, including Ipad, Android and Iphone apps, the development of new web components and the creation of Kindle and news reader offerings. He served as Local Editor for almost two years, overseeing all of the newsroom’s coverage of the Washington area across mobile, the web and the newspaper. Among the critical news stories that occurred on his watch were Snowmaggedon, the Metrorail crash and the Holocaust Museum shootings.

Emilio began his career in sports, culminating with being named the Post’s sports editor in June, 2003. He had spent 18 months as a deputy in the department, his second stint with the newspaper. Before returning to the Post in 2001, he was the sports editor of the St. Paul Pioneer Press where he directed the newspaper’s Pulitzer prize-winning investigative pieces uncovering academic fraud in the University of Minnesota men’s basketball program. The series of stories won reporter George Dohrmann the 2000 Pulitzer for beat reporting and won the newspaper numerous other honors, including the Associated Press Sports Editors’ award for best investigative project.

Before arriving in St. Paul, Emilio was an assistant sports editor and copy editor at the Los Angeles Times, an assistant sports editor at the Orange County Register, an assignment editor and copy editor at the Washington Post and a sports editor/reporter at the Prince George’s Journal in Lanham, Md.

His career began at the University of Maryland’s Diamondback, where he worked from 1982-84 starting out by covering intramural fraternity football games. He attended Gonzaga High School in the District and is still wondering why he took four years of Latin.

Emilio is the moderator of The Content Revolution panel that will bring together some of today’s most innovative and forward thinking marketing agency executives to talk about the role that Content Marketing plays in their marketing strategies, share experiences, and talk about future challenges. Register today!