Guardian US announces appointment of Jane Spencer as deputy editor and senior vice president, strategy

Jane Spencer
Jane Spencer

Guardian US today announces that deputy editor Jane Spencer will take on additional responsibilities as deputy editor and senior vice president, strategy.

Spencer has been a deputy editor at Guardian US since 2016, and has been a key force behind the Guardian’s success. During her time at the Guardian Spencer has led the U.S. launch of the Guardian’s supporter program, helped build the U.S. philanthropy desk and has led the organization’s U.S. audience development strategy.

Editorially, Spencer has launched a number of award-winning series including Lost on the Frontline and This Land is Your Land and helped expand the US newsroom’s climate and environment reporting.

In her new role Spencer expands her responsibilities on the U.S. editorial team, guiding editorial projects linked to revenue growth, including the launch of new editorial products, such as newsletters, and overseeing an expanded audience, video and social team. Spencer also will be the lead Guardian US editor responsible for reader revenues, philanthropically funded journalism, digital platform partnerships and research into Guardian US audiences.

US Editor Betsy Reed said: “As a key player behind much of Guardian US success, Jane has a wealth of experience and a proven ability to help enhance the brand, maintain Guardian US editorial integrity and ensure that our business is sustainable for the long term. I am delighted that Jane is taking on this vital new expanded role as we prepare to go bigger and bolder with our editorial mission and grow our business.”

Spencer said: “I’m excited to support the Guardian’s next chapter of growth in the U.S. and help drive our wider mission to deliver fearless, independent journalism that deepens our audiences’ understanding of America and the world. We have big ambitions for Guardian US and I look forward to increasing our editorial impact and working closely with the commercial team to build a strong, sustainable business.”

Spencer takes up her role with immediate effect and reports to Guardian US editor, Betsy Reed.

Guardian US has 87 members of editorial staff across bureaus in New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. In 2022, Guardian US averaged 41 million unique visitors per month and has over 220,000 recurring supporters and digital subscribers in the U.S.

About Guardian News & Media:

Guardian Media Group (GMG), is the publisher of, one of the largest English-speaking news websites in the world. Since launching its U.S. and Australian digital editions in 2011 and 2013, respectively, traffic from outside of the U.K. now represents around two-thirds of the Guardian’s total digital audience.

Guardian US is renowned for its Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency, and for other award-winning work, including The Paradise Papers. Guardian US has bureaus in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, covering the climate crisis, politics, race and immigration, gender and more.


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