National Geographic Global Media (NGGM) has promoted Edward M. (Ted) Prince Jr. to the newly created position of chief operating officer, a move that broadens his responsibilities across all media platforms. He will also be responsible for the digital growth of National Geographic’s media entities, from magazines and movies to television and digital media. As COO, Prince has oversight responsibilities for documentary production (through the National Geographic Television division) and will continue to manage the National Geographic Channels for NGGM. He also continues to oversee distribution (National Geographic Ventures International and Home Entertainment), as well as NGGM’s Web, digital and interactive product areas. Most recently, he was EVP, operations for NGGM and COO of NGV. ‘His proven expertise will help National Geographic deliver on our primary business goals of refining and driving production, advertising, marketing and distribution platform strategies in the changing media marketplace, as well as continuing to support our television channels globally,’ said NGGM president Tim Kelly, to whom Prince reports.