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Snap poaches Apple News media manager to work on Discover section

Snap, formerly known as Snapchat, recently hired Donna Ogier away from Apple to work on Discover, the money making app section dedicated to news and entertainment content.




Ogier has been working at Snap since February, but the move was not widely known until Recode spotted a change to the former Apple manager's LinkedIn profile on Monday. According to the updated page, Ogier is now Snap's global publishing manager.

Snap confirmed the hire, saying Ogier will report to former New York Post President David Brinker. Brinker is also a fairly new addition to the team, joining the social media company in October to oversee business development of content initiatives like Discover, the report said.

What, exactly, Ogier's new position entails is unclear, but she will likely facilitate deals with Snap's publishing partners, which include People, the Daily Mail, ESPN, BuzzFeed and more. She served a similar role at Apple, where she handled publishing partners for Apple News.

Ogier joined Apple in 2013, working as an App Store manager for news, the erstwhile Newsstand, food & drink and lifestyle. In early 2015, she was made a senior public relations manager for what would debut as Apple News in iOS 9.

Prior to her work at Apple, Ogier was a magazine and iPad manager for Australian publication Coles.