Craig Saila specializes in online news media with a unique focus on creating engaging products and user experiences for content-rich sites. In the fall of 2010, he rejoined The Globe and Mail as Director of Digital Products, where he has overseen the development of its digital subscription efforts as well as the creation of its mobile app portfolio.
Prior to that, he lead the web design and development team for NBC News’ network of sites. During his time there, the team rebuilt the network’s story-telling platform and worked on some of Facebook and Twitter’s first media partnerships. He also launched the debut mobile apps for the NBC News, the Today Show, Meet the Press, and the Rachel Maddow Show.
Saila has worked directly—or through his consultancy, Saila Media—with a diverse range of companies to help shape and define their online media presence. He helped create the curriculum for, and then went on to teach, one Canada’s first university courses about online journalism. In the late-1990s, he co-founded a national literary magazine, which published fiction and poetry from emerging writers across North America.
Throughout his career, Saila has written and spoken about online media strategies and emerging trends.
Craig Saila graduated from Ryerson University, with a Bachelor’s of Applied Arts in Journalism.