Miles Kronby Appointed Chief Product Officer, Digital for Merriam-Webster, Inc.

Jan 12, 2010, 10:15 ET from Merriam-Webster Inc.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Reference publisher Merriam-Webster, Inc. announces the appointment of Miles Kronby to the senior-level position of Chief Product Officer, Digital. In this newly created position, he will have principal responsibility for defining Merriam-Webster's overall digital product strategy, including the design and development of all Merriam-Webster-owned digital properties. In this capacity, he will oversee the company's family of Web sites (including www.Merriam-Webster.com, a Quantcast Top 50 Web site, and www.LearnersDictionary.com) and the development of the non-dictionary content of these sites.  He will also determine the activities of the company's Electronic Product Development team.

Kronby was previously Digital Director for the New York brands of Bonnier Corporation (formerly part of Time Inc.) where he managed the content and strategic development of online properties including Popular Science, Field and Stream, Parenting, and Saveur.  Kronby has also served as Executive Producer for Conde Nast's travel Web site, Culture Editor for New York Times Digital, and Project Manager for Microsoft. In addition, Kronby founded his own company in the late 1990s that developed pioneering social-networking applications, and he has worked as a freelance writer and as an instructor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong teaching writing and American Culture.

Merriam-Webster Inc. acquired the rights to revise and publish Noah Webster's dictionaries in 1843. Since then, Merriam-Webster has maintained an ongoing commitment to innovation, scholarship, and love of language. Today, the company continues as the leader in language reference publishing with bestselling reference books (Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition), popular Web sites (Merriam-Webster.com, WordCentral.com), and a range of licensed products. For more information, visit www.Merriam-Webster.com.



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Meghan Lieberwirth, Marketing and Publicity Manager

Merriam-Webster Inc.

Phone: (413) 734-3134 ext. 152

E-mail: mlieberwirth@Merriam-Webster.com



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