Archie Bland will become editor, daily newsletter, responsible for the writing and production of the Guardian’s daily current affairs newsletter. Most recently Archie was joint executive producer of the Guardian’s flagship daily news podcast Today in Focus, and has been a senior reporter and editor at the Guardian for seven years.
Hannah J Davies has been appointed deputy editor, newsletters and will work across the Guardian’s complete newsletter portfolio, overseeing both content and development. Hannah has been the Guardian's deputy TV editor for two years.
Craille Maguire Gillies also joins as newsletter production editor, helping to improve curation and design. Craille has worked in production for the Guardian’s culture desk across news and features. Charlie Lindlar, previously an opinion editor at the Huffington Post, will cover as newsletter production editor until Craille returns from maternity leave.
Archie moves into his new role early next year, while the deputy editor, newsletters and newsletter production editor are already in post.
The Guardian is currently refreshing its suite of newsletters to make them more compelling and easier to discover for readers, with updated designs and new formats, says the company.
The Guardian has already launched TechScape, a weekly newsletter from the Guardian’s UK tech editor, Alex Hern; Inside Saturday, a behind-the-scenes look at the Guardian’s brand new Saturday magazine every weekend; The Guide, an irreverent take on pop-culture goings-on every Friday; and Down to Earth, a weekly environment newsletter from the Guardian’s climate crisis correspondents.
A new video game newsletter, Pushing Buttons, will also launch later this month written by the Guardian’s video games editor, Keza MacDonald.
Katharine Viner, editor-in-chief, Guardian News & Media says: “Newsletters are a major editorial focus right now and play an important part in deepening readers’ engagement with Guardian journalism. These new editorial appointments reflect our ongoing investment in the newsletters team, and I’m looking forward to seeing what they produce in 2022.”
Toby Moses, head of newsletters, Guardian News & Media says: “I’m excited to be gathering such a talented team to build a new portfolio of original, authored newsletters that the Guardian can be proud of. This is a collaborative effort across the business – from product and engineering, marketing and reader revenue, to our global colleagues in the US and Australia – as we expand our newsletter capabilities to offer readers great content and fresh new ways to engage with the Guardian.”
Archie Bland, editor, daily newsletter, Guardian News & Media says: “I'm completely thrilled to be joining the newsletter team to write and develop the Guardian’s daily current affairs newsletter. We'll aim to make it an indispensable part of our readers' morning routine, coupling the authority and sweep of the Guardian's best journalism with the pleasures of an email from a well-informed friend. I can't wait to get started.”
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