Digital Trends Hires Diana Semler As Head Of People

PORTLAND, Ore., Mar. 30, 2020 — Digital Trends, the premiere Millennial-focused tech publisher, continues expansion by appointing their first Head of People, Diana Semler, to run the human resources department at Digital Trends’ downtown Portland headquarters.

Despite the need for social distancing and self-quarantine during the global COVID19 pandemic, Digital Trends continues to operate as a remote workforce, and grow as a company.

“This is definitely one of the oddest times to be onboarding new employees,” says Ian Bell, CEO of Digital Trends. “But since we are a ‘digital first’ company, we’re fortunate that our growth doesn’t need to stop during the pandemic.” Bell encouraged employees to look Semler up on Slack and introduce themselves as she begins to define her new role.

Semler brings more than 15 years of industry experience working with large companies and will be working closely with Bell on several initiatives to help elevate Digital Trends during its current phase of growth. Among these initiatives are Diversity and Inclusion, Career Pathing, employee training, pay equity, and ultimately helping the whole staff develop personal growth paths appropriate to their individual and family needs as they further their careers at Digital Trends.

“What I’m excited about with Digital Trends is that there’s already so much enthusiasm here among the staff,” says Semler. “Maintaining a happy workforce is much easier when there’s a positive company culture already in place. As Digital Trends continues to grow, we want to be sure it’s a welcoming and equitable environment for everyone we onboard.”

Digital Trends hosted a sweep of C-level hires in 2018, and this year has expanded its editorial department with new writers and editors. Digital Trends has grown to reach 30 million unique monthly readers, making it the world’s largest independent tech publisher.

About Digital Trends

Digital Trends, the largest independent premium technology publisher in the world, guides consumers through an increasingly complex digital world by humanizing technology and filtering out the noise. With easy-to-understand product reviews, entertaining news and videos, Digital Trends serves more than 30 million unique visitors each month. Digital Trends reaches more than 100 million tech influencers through its own media network, social networks, and partners including Yahoo!, Flipboard, Google, Amazon, and more. Digital Trends is headquartered in Portland, OR with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Detroit, Toronto, and Chicago. For more information, visit


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