COI appoints deputy director of news and PR

The Central Office of Information (COI) has appointed a deputy director of news and PR.

James Helm joins in July from his own consultancy, Helm Media. Helm has worked as a reporter, producer and presenter on Radio 4's Today Programme, Radio 5 Live, BBC World and the BBC World Service.
 
This newly-created role follows last year’s integration of COI's news and public relations teams.
 
Helm will take responsibility for COI's regional news and PR teams, and provide PR advice on campaigns.
 
Helm will report directly to director of news & PR Neil Martinson.

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