LONDON — Wolfgang Blau has been named chief digital officer of Condé Nast International (CNI), with responsibility for the digital growth worldwide of titles including Vogue, Vanity Fair and Wired.
He will start Dec. 1 and report to Jonathan Newhouse, chairman and chief executive of CNI.
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Blau has been director of digital strategy for The Guardian since April 2013 and serves on that company’s executive committee. He also helped to launch The Guardian’s new international edition.
Before joining The Guardian, Blau served for five years as editor in chief of Zeit Online, the digital version of the weekly German newspaper Die Zeit.
“Wolfgang brings a commitment to journalistic excellence, a deep knowledge of all things digital and international scope to the position,” said Newhouse.
Blau will oversee all digital activities and coordinate CNI’s industry relationships with large platform companies and social networks.
Digital Directors and data managers in the U.K. and foreign markets will report to Blau, who is to work in partnership with his counterparts at Condé Nast in the U.S.
He will join the executive committee of CNI, according to the company.