Nation Media Group Editorial Director Mutuma Mathiu has announced new appointments at the organisation aimed at enhancing the operations at the media outlet.
In an internal memo sent out on Tuesday afternoon and seen by this writers, the appointments were done in order to strengthen journalism and give effect to Nation.Africa.
Below is a list of the newly appointed heads in the different departments as quoted directly from the memo;
Daniel will spearhead our Africa coverage and provide much-needed leadership for the Group’s expansion into Africa while maintaining his current responsibilities. He reports to the Group Editorial Director on matters Africa. On all other matters, his current reporting line remains unchanged.
2.Managing Editor, Broadcasting: Joseph Warungu
The Nation Broadcasting Division is going through a transformation from a traditional broadcast content provider to a digital operation. Joseph is a broadcast journalist of international repute whose knowledge of, and experience covering, Africa has few peers. His contribution to the professional growth and digitisation of our broadcast operations will be invaluable. This role reports to the Group Editorial Director with a dotted line to the Head of Broadcasting.
3.Managing Editor, The EastAfrican: Jackson Mutinda Munyao
Mutinda will be charged with re-asserting the Nation’s presence in the region by strengthening The EastAfrican, exploring new products, building new partnerships and overseeing the integration of the brand into the Nation.Africa branded house. Mutinda is an old hand at The EastAfrican and comes to office at a time of great promise in the region. He reports to the Group Editorial Director.
4.Editor, Business Daily: Michael Omondi
This paper, which has an excellent editorial team, needs to remain true to its mission as an uncompromising champion of business reporting, committed to professional excellence and integrity. Michael understands and personifies the ethos of the Business Daily, and his priority assignment is strengthening content and overseeing the integration of Business Daily into Nation.Africa. He reports to the Group Editorial Director.
5.Editorial Administration Manager & Managing Editor, Taifas : Peter Ngare
We will be relying on Peter to help take care of budget, staff welfare, arranging training, among other administrative duties, during this difficult time. He retains his position in Taifa and will combine the two roles. Peter reports to the Group Editorial Director.
6.Editor, Saturday Nation: Leonard Guchu
The weekend papers have a unique flavour which needs to be maintained especially in the current environment of change in the market. Guchu understands the weekend market and will hit the ground running. He also combines production and content skills, an important requirement for this assignment. Guchu reports to the Managing Editor, Weekends. The Enterprise Editor will drive political coverage in the interim.
7.Regional News Editor, Eldoret: Patrick Langát
Langát’s exceptional abilities as a journalist were noticed when he was a correspondent in Kisumu and he has been developed through the Media Lab and other training. He is being promoted to the leadership of a critical station at a delicate time but management has confidence in his ability to navigate the turbulence of politics with integrity and professionalism. Langát reports to the Head of News."
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