Regional publisher Johnston Press has appointed an experienced former broadcasting journalist as its new head of video.
Andrew Glover has worked for the BBC, Sky News, ITV and Trinity Mirror over the course of a 30-year career in journalism.
For the past four years he has been running his own media consultancy, training journalists in videography and editing.
Now he has joined JP to work alongside editorial teams to increase the quantity and quality of the company’s online video output as well as helping commercial teams to grow video-related revenues.
Andrew will report to group editorial development director Paul Napier, the former editor of the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Said Paul: “2013 is a big year for video in Johnston Press and our objectives are clear – we need more video, we need better video and we need greater consistency right across JP. It’s what our audiences expect to see.
“Much of the growth in volume will come from editorial staff using smartphones to capture video and audio while out on a job, but we also need to look closely at the opportunities there are in creating more polished video content which can be used across a number of sites.
“There was a marked improvement in our video activity on titles where teams received new smartphones and laptops in the closing months of 2012. As more new kit is rolled out in the first six months of this year, more offices will be able to produce more video.
“Andrew has a track record of working with editorial teams to change the way they operate and I’m sure he’ll play a major part in developing our video activities.”