NMG Makes Major Appointments in Editorial Department
The appointments come at a time the media house is undergoing a paradigm shift to its digital platforms.
Nation Media Group (NMG) has announced seven major changes to its editorial staff in a bid to strengthen its truthful journalism and give effect to its digital website.
In an internal memo seen by Viral Tea, the appointments come at a time the media house is undergoing a paradigm shift to its digital platforms.
Daniel Kalinaki was appointed as the Africa editor and General Manager of the editorial section in NMG Uganda. He will spearhead African coverage and provide much-needed leadership for the Group’s expansion into Africa while maintaining his current responsibilities.
"He reports to the Group Editorial Director on matters Africa. On all other matters, his current reporting line remains unchanged," stated the notice by NMG editorial director Mutuma Mathiu.
Joseph Warungu will be the Managing Editor for its broadcasting division. He is a broadcast journalist of international repute with knowledge of, and experience of covering African stories.
He will also report to the Group Editorial Director with a dotted line to the Head of Broadcasting.
Michael Omondi was appointed as Business Daily's editor owing to his experience in business reporting.
Peter Ngare was appointed to the Editorial Administration Manager but will retain his role as Managing Editor of Taifa Leo and Taifa Jumapili newspapers.
"We will be relying on Peter to help take care of budget, staff welfare, arranging training, among other administrative duties, during this difficult time. He retains his position in Taifa and will combine the two roles," read the statement in part.
Leonard Guchu will be appointed as editor of the Saturday Nation newspaper at a time weekend papers have a unique flavour that he will be tasked to maintain even as the marketing environment undergoes a monumental change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Guchu will report to the Weekends Managing Editor.
Patrick Langát is the new regional news editor based in Eldoret. His abilities were first noticed when he was a correspondent in Kisumu and he has grown careerwise through the Media Lab and other training programmes.
"He is being promoted to the leadership of a critical station at a delicate time but management has confidence in his ability to navigate the turbulence of politics with integrity and professionalism," continued the statement.
Langát will report to the Head of News.