POLITICO has announced that Jeremy Bowers has been named chief technology officer, a newly expanded global role which will now have oversight over all technology operations in the U.S. and Europe. Bowers will be responsible for enhancing and implementing POLITICO’s global technology strategy, building the strength of the IT organization, and leading day-to-day technology execution for the company as it continues to grow globally.
Bowers brings more than 15 years of technology leadership experience at news organizations, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, NPR and the St. Petersburg Times. He is seasoned in building, enhancing and maintaining audience-facing and customer-facing digital platforms, as well as the internal business and infrastructure systems required to support ambitious journalistic operations.
“POLITICO is in growth mode, and it is mission critical that we have a technology operation and leadership that supports our journalistic ambition and business strategy,” said Mark Dekan, COO of POLITICO Media Group. “Integrating our U.S. and EU technology infrastructure and capabilities is the foundation for a global POLITICO, empowering the development of the next generation of product offerings for our audience and professional subscribers. Jeremy is a leader with a passion for journalism and has a unique expertise in bridging editorial initiatives with innovative technology which makes him perfect for this role.”
"I am excited to join the relentless crew at POLITICO to help shape and grow a dynamic business while empowering the dedicated and high-powered newsroom,” said Bowers. “Engineering will be a mission critical function of POLITICO's future and I cannot wait to imagine and build what comes next with such an incredible team.”
Bowers comes to POLITICO from The Washington Post where he served as the organization’s director of engineering. In this role, he led a team of 40+ engineers, principal engineers, architects and managers, supporting newsroom engineering and publishing tools. Prior to The Washington Post, he held various roles at The New York Times where he abstracted, built and maintained tooling for core reporting functions. Bowers' entire career has been dedicated to supporting journalism, he additionally held engineering positions at NPR and The St. Petersburg Times.
Bowers shares a Pulitzer Prize as one of the core developers behind PolitiFact.com and received an Emmy for his work on “Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt.” He holds a B.A. in political science from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. He resides in Washington, D.C., with his wife Becky and two daughters. His first day at POLITICO will be on April 11.
POLITICO is the global authority on the intersection of politics, policy and power. It is the most robust news operation and information service in the world specializing in politics and policy, which informs the most influential audience in the world with insight, edge and authority. Founded in 2007, POLITICO has grown to a team of more than 1,000 across North America and Europe. In October 2021, POLITICO was acquired by, and is subsidiary of, Axel Springer SE.
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