Gibson to return to UK in new 'Guardian' role

LONDON: Janine Gibson, the launch editor of Guardian US, will return to the UK this summer to become deputy editor of The Guardian and editor-in-chief of theguardian.com.

LONDON: Janine Gibson, the launch editor of Guardian US, will return to the UK this summer to become deputy editor of The Guardian and editor-in-chief of theguardian.com.

Gibson has led The Guardian's New York-based editorial operation as US editor-in-chief since its launch in September 2011.

The Guardian's editorial coverage in the US received acclaim last year for its scoops on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Gibson's role in the US will be assumed by Katharine Viner, editor of the one-year-old Guardian Australia. Viner will be replaced in Australia by network editor Emily Wilson.

The return of Gibson, a former editor of MediaGuardian and editor of theguardian.co.uk, was announced as one of a number of editorial changes by editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger on Thursday.

"Janine Gibson has done an extraordinary job opening and editing Guardian US," Rusbridger said. "She has assembled a first-rate team, pioneered award-winning digital journalism, and helped build a hugely significant audience in the US."

Another Brit returning to London is Guardian America deputy editor Stuart Millar, who will become head of news at The Guardian.

"It has been an extraordinary 12 months," Rusbridger added. "The Guardian's groundbreaking investigative journalism has dominated the news agenda around the world."

This story originally appeared on the website of MediaWeek.

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