Scripps Networks Interactive has announced the creation of a new international leadership position with Derek Chang being promoted to Head of International Lifestyle Channels. Chang, currently Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, will continue to report to Jim Samples, President, International, and will relocate to London in July.
“Since joining Scripps Networks nearly three years ago, Derek has demonstrated a steady track record of building value for the company. We are confident that he is well suited to unlock untapped potential in the international marketplace,” said Samples.
In this new role, Chang will be responsible for leading and setting the strategic direction for the company’s international owned and operated lifestyle channels. He will also continue to directly manage the Asia-Pacific operations.
Prior to joining Scripps Networks, Chang was Executive Vice President of Content Strategy and Development at DirecTV.