LOS ANGELES, April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles-based digital publishing company Render Media Inc. has announced a series of strategic hires made in early 2016 to help further the company's expansion into content production. Sabba Rahbar joins Render Media as Managing Editor for their rapidly-growing food content brand Cooking Panda, whose videos received over 132 million views in January. Rahbar previously managed two SpinMedia entertainment properties.
Earlier this month, Render hired Cory McConnell as Digital Producer. In this position, he will be responsible for launching and growing the company's new original content studio. Previously, McConnell helped run the branded video team at CollegeHumor (Big Breakfast).
Both McConnell and Rahbar join a quickly-expanding content production team as the company pushes to grow its three digital brands, Opposing Views, America News and Cooking Panda. In addition to McConnell and Rahbar, Render Media hired intern Avery Archie as Jr. Video Editor and Matthew Wyeth as Content Writer.
At the start of 2016, Render Media promoted Alex Groberman from Editorial Director to Vice President of Content Strategy. Groberman's work has been instrumental in the company's 933 percent traffic growth in the last two years. Groberman joined the company as a freelance writer in 2011 and has been a driving strategic force ever since.
Christina Lee-Starkey also joins Render Media's sales team as an Account Executive. Lee-Starkey was previously with Meredith, where she was an account executive for top food and lifestyle clients.
"We are so proud to announce this series of new hires, which mark a turning point in the expansion of our company," says Rachel Bullock, COO. "By continuing our strategy of promoting from within while bringing in key new talent, we'll be able to accelerate growth, and support our vision and goals for 2016 and beyond."
About Render Media Inc.
Render Media is one of the fastest-growing publishers built for the digital age. Agile and data-driven, Render produces socially-engaging content for three emerging brands: Opposing Views, America News and Cooking Panda. Founded by Eytan Elbaz and Vic Belonogoff, Render Media reaches 30 million monthly unique visitors, has an audience of over 15 million people on social media, and gets 440 million monthly total content views.
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