A regional daily deputy editor has been given the job of overseeing the work of journalism colleges as the new head of accreditation for the National Council for the Training of Journalists.
He will also work with the industry to implement a new professional development scheme for journalists.
Before joining the Cambridge News, he spent 20 years at BBC including stints as deputy editor of Radio Four’s Today programme, and editor of the Simon Mayo show and Drive for Radio 5live.
Said John: “I am really excited about the opportunity to play a part in maintaining and enhancing the recognised industry standard for the training of journalists at a time of fast-moving change.
“The NCTJ’s role in setting and upholding standards has never mattered more.”
NCTJ chief executive Joanne Butcher said: “With his extensive experience of newspaper and broadcast journalism, I am pleased that John Cary will be joining the NCTJ in this vital role.
“As head of accreditation he will manage our crucial partnership with universities, colleges and independent providers as well as working with employers and journalists to promote high standards of journalism training.”