WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MediaDC, parent company of Washington Examiner, The Weekly Standard, and Red Alert Politics is pleased to announce that Jennifer Yingling has been named to the new position of Audience Development Officer. This new position is one aspect of an ongoing program to coordinate audience development and engagement with brand content. "Jennifer's extensive background in audience development and content strategy will help drive a new strategic vision across multiple platforms, including website, blogs, mobile, social media networks and print," says Stephen R. Sparks, President & Chief Operating Officer of MediaDC. Yingling has been Deputy Managing Editor/Special Projects Director at The Hill, where she was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the editorial, production and video departments. She also worked directly with The Hill's business department on advertising and sponsorship opportunities. Yingling brings 20 years' experience to her new role and a unique understanding of national politics and public affairs, as well as extensive knowledge of the media landscape. "I am thrilled to be joining MediaDC," says Yingling. "This is an amazing opportunity to work with three very talented editorial teams and I look forward to helping to grow the readership and influence of these publications." MediaDC is the publisher of The Weekly Standard, Washington Examiner, and Red Alert Politics. We've assembled teams of world-class journalists in the nation's capital to inform and enlighten readers and the people who make policy and practice politics at the state and national levels.