Guardian US has announced two senior editorial appointments. Jane Spencer joins as deputy editor, strategy, while David Taylor is promoted to deputy editor, news. Both will report directly to Lee Glendinning, editor of Guardian US.
Before joining Guardian US, Spencer worked at Fusion, where she held the roles of editor-in-chief, digital and senior vice president, emerging platforms. A former Nieman Fellow, Spencer also served as both executive editor and managing editor of the Daily Beast, as well as overseeing digital content for Newsweek. She was a correspondent in the Wall Street Journal’s Hong Kong bureau for two years, winning a Pulitzer Prize in 2007 as part of a team for the Journal’s ‘Naked Capitalism’ series on China. She joined the Journal in 2002 as a staff reporter in New York. At Guardian US, Spencer will spearhead cutting-edge projects and drive innovation across the newsroom, with a particular focus on mobile and video.