YouTube star Casey Neistat is repositioning his company Beme under the banner of CNN, and as part of that endeavor, he just made an interesting hire. Beme has tapped Jake Roper, the host of the educational YouTube channel Vsauce3, as its director of production.
Roper announced his new gig via Twitter. He noted that he will continue to host Vsauce3, where 3.2 million subscribers tune in to watch his science videos, so in his words, “nothing will noticeably change!”
— Jake Roper (@jakerawr) March 31, 2017
The exact specifics of Roper’s role at Beme isn’t publicly known at this time, but Neistat has offered some hints about the sort of content his new venture has in store. “The company that we’re building is like a laboratory where we try different apps, we build different software, we make different shows, we’re gonna start a YouTube channel, it’s a whole bunch of stuff,” he said when he relaunched his vlog last week.
Vsauce3 is part of the Vsauce network, which also includes channels hosted by Michael Stevens and Kevin Lieber. Roper’s most-popular videos often discuss the science of film, TV, and video game franchises.