Rachel White has been at Guardian US since 2014, starting as executive vice president, philanthropic and strategic partnerships, before also becoming president of theguardian.org in 2016.
White led the creation of theguardian.org, a nonprofit organization that supports independent journalism and journalistic projects at the Guardian. During her time at the Guardian, White has expanded the scope and scale of the Guardian’s philanthropic partnerships, and has funded and helped deliver many global and US-led editorial projects, including highly impactful series like America’s Dirty Divide, The Fight to Vote, and Age of Extinction, added the publisher.
In her new role, White continues to oversee global philanthropic partnerships and serve as president of theguardian.org, and will take on new responsibilities including increasing revenue and the visibility of Guardian US through partnerships with organizations. White will also lead the commercial side of the Guardian US new events business, working closely with colleagues across editorial, advertising, and reader revenue to create an impactful series of events that bring Guardian journalism to life.
US managing director, Steve Sachs said: “As the Guardian US continues to grow I am thrilled that Rachel is taking on these new responsibilities. Right now Guardian US is focused on expanding its role in the media landscape and partnering with organizations that align with our values and mission. Rachel has done so much for the business already, helping to boost the impact of our journalism and I’m excited to see where she takes us next.”
Rachel White said: “The Guardian US has huge ambitions and I am honored to be a part of this new chapter of growth. I’m looking forward to working more closely with colleagues across the business and amplifying such important journalism in the US and around the world.”
White takes up her role with immediate effect and reports to Guardian US managing director Steve Sachs.
Guardian US says it has 87 members of editorial staff across bureaus in New York, Washington DC, and Los Angeles. In 2022, Guardian US averaged 41 million unique visitors per month and has over 220,000 recurring supporters and digital subscribers in the US.Keep up-to-date with publishing news: sign up here for InPubWeekly, our free weekly e-newsletter.