Mark S Luckie will take up the journalism liaison role at Twitter later this month
Luckie, who originally joined the Washington Post just under two years ago as national innovations editor having founded journalism and technology blog 10,000 Words - which is now run by MediaBistro - will take up the new role with Twitter later this month.
Speaking to Journalism.co.uk Luckie - who will be based on New York - said the role will be about "forging partnerships with media organisations" and "elevating their use of Twitter".
He will be tasked with "coming up with creative ways that they can use Twitter, moving beyond hashtags" and also shaping the opportunities for news outlets and individual journalists by "soliciting their ideas and building up new products based on that".
Looking back at his time at the Washington Post Luckie added: "They hired a lot of really talented digital people who really know how digital journalism works, building new products, new ideas.
"So it's really been a blast for me personally because I get to push the limits of what digital journalism and social media journalism is, and I've been trying to do that my whole career and I think I really found a place to do that here."
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