Mottram, who most recently ran strategy and development for blogs, social media and SEO for Yahoo! Media, helped build Yahoo! Sports into the most-visited digital sports destination in North America as its senior editor for blogs and community from 2007 to 2009.
"Jamie's experience and track record in developing engaging, cross-platform content is unrivaled in the sports media industry," said Dave Morgan, Senior Vice President, Content and Editor-in-Chief for the USA TODAY Sports Media Group. "He has a unique understanding of the digital universe and the way sports fans consume content. His insights will be invaluable as we continue to build out all platforms throughout the USA TODAY Sports Media Group."
Mottram, who also worked for Morgan at Yahoo!, previously worked at AOL from 2001 to 2007, where he created and launched FanHouse. He also created and launched AOL's first podcast series, "Sports Bloggers Live."
In addition, he co-hosted a weekly series on Comcast SportsNet, "Blog Show," from April 2007 through June 2008, and continues to blog regularly at Misterirrelevant.com, a site he created and maintains along with his brother, Chris.
A native of Vienna, VA, Mottram earned a bachelor's degree in mass communications from James Madison University.