In this role, says Reach, Ed will oversee the development of the Network Newsroom across the group’s editorial teams and work with individual titles and regions to ensure they grow audiences in a sustainable way.
He will also be a key point of contact within Editorial for Reach’s product teams.
This new role means Ed will be handing over responsibility for In Your Area to Hannah Jones.
Thanks to his leadership over the past two years, says Reach, In Your Area has become a massive part of local news provision in the UK, and a cornerstone of its Customer Value Strategy.
Ed Walker, Interim Audience and Content Director (Audience Growth), Reach: "I'm really looking forward to taking the reins of the Network Newsroom, which gives us the agility to really throw our weight behind the big stories that matter. I'll be working closely with our newsrooms up and down the country, collaborating with product teams to really grow our audience and produce the engaging content our readers love."
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