Jenna Pirog is the Senior Director, Immersive Experiences, National Geographic Magazine. Prior to her role at National Geographic, Pirog was the Senior Producer of Immersive Journalism at The New York Times. She has produced seven groundbreaking virtual reality projects, including the Magazine’s first virtual reality film, “The Displaced,” which won first prize for Innovative Storytelling from World Press Photo, the Cannes Lions Grand Prix for Entertainment, and was nominated for an Emmy in the New Approaches to Current News Coverage category.
Prior to joining The Times, Jenna consulted with, among others, Magnum’s Postcards From America project and the Apple Design Award-winning storytelling app, Storehouse.
She also worked with National Geographic wildlife photojournalist Michael “Nick” Nichols for seven years, was the Producer of the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, VA for five years and served as a photographic coordinator at National Geographic Magazine, where she developed her passion for story development and learned the processes behind producing a world-renowned monthly magazine.