Matthew Hutchison
Matthew Hutchison

Matthew Hutchison will join Dow Jones as chief communications officer on May 24. He’ll report to CEO Almar Latour, who praised Hutchinson’s “digital-first thinking.”

Most recently, Hutchison was CCO at Forbes. Earlier, he was partner at FleishmanHillard, senior VP-corporate communications at Tribune Publishing, VP-corporate communications at CBS Interactive and global product PR for Dell/WPP’s Team Dell and VP digital media for Viacom’s MTV.

Latour said Hutchison will “share our story with clarity, consistency and purpose, both internally and externally,” and develop strategy for DJ’s corporate social responsibility efforts.

Colleen Schwartz, senior VP-external communications, now reports to Hutchison.

News Corp. Owns Dow Jones.