YouTube hires a VR Evangelist ... whatever that means

Spreading the good word about virtual reality

YouTube has hired Jaunt VR Vice President Scott Broock as its "Global VR Evangelist," hinting that the company could be making a bigger push for virtual reality.

Broock, who announced his new position via Twitter, previously worked as a VR evangelist - a term to consider if you're updating your resume, we guess - for Jaunt VR.

A California-based company, Jaunt specializes in virtual reality production, primarily VR-enabled original film content and the NEO - a camera system developed for shooting 360-degree videos.

Broock also created content for organizations like ABC News, Nickelodeon and WIRED, with experience in developing television programs and multi-platform video projects.

While little else has been revealed besides Broock's new title, the hiring of a producer versed in VR may indicate that YouTube could be making moves with Google Cardboard and likely producing more virtual reality content in the future.

The news comes right after Apple dropped hints showing interest in virtual reality, which could necessitate companies like Google, HTC and Oculus to further step up their game in the VR market.

Techradar asked Google for further comment on Broock's role. While the company confirmed his hire on the YouTube content team, but offered no other details.