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Guardian appoints Ana Jakimovska as director of product

Guardian News & Media (GNM) has announced the appointment of Ana Jakimovska to the role of director of product.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 14 July 2017 07:47

Guardian appoints Ana Jakimovska as director of product

Ana Jakimovska: "I have huge respect for its editorial integrity and forward-thinking approach to its digital products."

Heading up GNM’s product team and reporting to chief digital officer Zach Brand, Ana will lead the Guardian’s global digital product strategy. Working closely with both editorial and commercial teams, she will build on the Guardian’s portfolio of apps, digital products and experiences that connect the Guardian’s readers with its journalism, membership and commercial offerings.

On her appointment, Ana said: “I have been a consumer of the Guardian’s journalism for a long time and have huge respect for its editorial integrity and forward-thinking approach to its digital products. I’m very excited to join the team and look forward to creating more innovative solutions to advance and promote the Guardian’s journalism, membership and commercial offerings.”

Zach Brand, chief digital officer, Guardian News & Media, said: “Ana has a wealth of experience and a proven track-record of successfully working within news organisations and leading a wide variety of consumer-facing digital products. We’re delighted that she will be bringing her expertise, leadership and vision to the team and the Guardian’s award-winning product portfolio.”

Ana joins from Sky where she was Head of Product Management for news, with responsibility for creating and managing Sky News’ digital product portfolio. Previously, she was the lead for product proposition and consumer experience on all platforms for BBC Store, and Channel 4’s Product Manager for its digital channels C4 News, Scrapbook, Film4, E4 and 4Now.

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