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PA appoints new group managing editor

The Press Association has appointed a new group managing editor in the shape of its former head of projects Alan Marshall.

Alan, pictured left, replaces John Spencer who left the company at the end of last month.

In his new role, Alan will work with PA’s newsgathering operations to develop content strategies and co-ordinate processes between editorial content, technology and product development.

He will also manage editorial projects around major events, including the London 2012 Olympics for which PA is host national news agency.

In his previous role as head of projects Alan was responsible for leading PA’s expanding digital content and product teams.

His work over the past year has included overseeing the launch of the PA’s syndicated liveblogging services – including breaking news coverage as well as regular sport commentaries.

Press Association managing director Tony Watson said: “Alan’s strong digital background makes him perfectly placed to take on the role of group managing editor.

“By leading a fully co-ordinated approach across the Group, Alan will ensure that we make full use of all the high quality content we have available, and that it is delivered to customers in a form that suits their needs.”

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  • September 6, 2011 at 10:51 am

    THROW away your ties, boys. The tie tyranny has ended. If you look at the mugshots, the last three big appointments have all been tie-less and proud of it.

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