Guardian US has announced that Rachel White will take on a new expanded role as executive vice president, philanthropy and business development.
White has been at Guardian US since 2014, starting as executive vice president, philanthropic and strategic partnerships, before also becoming president of theguardian.org in 2016.
White led the creation of theguardian.org, a nonprofit organization that supports independent journalism and journalistic projects at the Guardian. During her time at the Guardian, White has greatly expanded the scope and scale of the Guardian’s philanthropic partnerships, and has funded and helped deliver many global and U.S.-led editorial projects, including award-winning and highly impactful series like America’s Dirty Divide, The Fight to Vote and Age of Extinction.
In her new role, White continues to oversee global philanthropic partnerships and serve as president of theguardian.org, and will take on new responsibilities including increasing revenue and the visibility of Guardian US through partnerships with organizations. White will also lead the commercial side of the Guardian US new events business, working closely with colleagues across editorial, advertising and reader revenue to create an impactful series of events that bring Guardian journalism to life.
US managing director, Steve Sachs said: “As the Guardian US continues to grow, I am thrilled that Rachel is taking on these new responsibilities. Right now Guardian US is focused on expanding its role in the media landscape and partnering with organizations that align with our values and mission. Rachel has done so much for the business already, helping to boost the impact of our journalism and I’m excited to see where she takes us next.”
White said: “The Guardian US has huge ambitions and I am honored to be a part of this new chapter of growth. I’m looking forward to working more closely with colleagues across the business and amplifying such important journalism in the U.S. and around the world.”
White takes up her role with immediate effect and reports to Sachs.
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 theguardian.com, 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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