Entrepreneur and adjunct professor of social media, Rachel Sterne, will fill the role of Chief Digital Officer for New York City.

After an extensive search, Rachel Sterne has been selected as Chief Digital Officer for New York City. The position is entrepreneurial by description, requiring the candidate, “to develop forward thinking policies on social media, digital communications, and web 2.0 initiatives.” The Bloomberg administration created the position just six-months ago.

Ms. Sterne is the founder of the citizen journalist site, GroundReport. She is also an adjunct professor of social media and entrepreneurship at the Columbia Business School. Read her take on the role:

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