Boston Globe VP David Skok to join Toronto Star

Former Boston Globe managing editor and vice president David Skok is joining the Toronto Star as the new associate editor and head of editorial strategy for the publication’s digital platforms and products.

According to a newsroom memo sent by editor Michael Cooke, Skok is being brought on to “develop bold, sharper, edgier ways of telling our stories online, on social platforms, and on various distribution networks.”

Prior to his work at the Boston Globe, Skok was the managing editor for and completed the Martin Wise Goodman Nieman fellowship program at Harvard University from 2011 to 2012. He is also the co-author of “Breaking News: Mastering the art of disruptive innovation in journalism” and currently sits on the board of directors for the Online News Association.

He begins in his new role at the Star in early November.