JPI Media has launched an online national news title, “NationalWorld” for which seven senior editorial managers have already been hired from across the regional publisher.
- JPIMedia head of content development Nick Mitchell will edit the title.
- Dan Bird, the company’s head of audience in the South of England, will serve as deputy editor.
- Crystal Chesters, who has recently worked on JPIMedia’s SEO strategy, becomes assistant editor.
- Group head of football Ross Gregory will be sports editor.
The management team is completed by data and investigations editor Harriet Clugston, engagement editor Ben Green and digital production editor James Trembath.
“It’s not often you get the chance to launch a new national news title, and I’m excited to see how it develops, knowing that we have a talented team and the support of the JPI Media network behind us.
“It’s been a busy few months in which we’ve laid the groundwork for NationalWorld, collaborating on countless video calls from our kitchen tables and spare rooms – but the energy and passion of the team has served us well, and we hope that we can repay your time and attention with quality journalism, incisive writing and new, authentic voices from across the country.”
The launch team of 20 reporters includes specialists in national and regional news and sport, data journalism, investigations and audience engagement.
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