Three new appointments are part of the publisher’s ongoing refresh around its newsletter offering, making them more compelling and easier to discover
Responsible for the writing and production of The Guardian’s daily current affairs newsletter, Archie Bland will take over as editor, daily newsletter. He was most recently joint executive producer of the news brand’s flagship podcast, ‘Today in Focus’, as well as a senior reporter and editor at The Guardian for seven years.
Overseeing both content and development of the news brand’s complete newsletter portfolio, Hannah J Davies has been appointed deputy editor, newsletters. She has been The Guardian’s deputy TV editor for two years.
Craille Maguire Gillies will join as newsletter production editor, focussing on improving curation and design. She has previously worked in production across The Guardian’s culture desk on news and features.
Until she returns from maternity leave, Gillies will be deputised by Charlie Lindlar, previously an opinion editor at HuffPost UK.
This year, the publisher has already launched ‘TechScape’, its technology newsletter; ‘Inside Saturday’, which takes a look behind the scenes of The Guardian’s brand new ‘Saturday’ magazine; ‘The Guide’, Friday’s irreverent look at what’s new in pop culture; and ‘Down to Earth’, an environment newsletter from the publisher’s top climate crisis correspondents.
‘Pushing Buttons’, a new video game newsletter written by video games editor Keza MacDonald, will launch later this month.
Toby Moses, head of newsletters at Guardian News & Media, commented: “I’m excited to be gathering such a talented team to build a new portfolio of original, authored newsletters that The Guardian can be proud of.
“This is a collaborative effort across the business – from product and engineering, marketing and reader revenue, to our global colleagues in the US and Australia – as we expand our newsletter capabilities to offer readers great content and fresh new ways to engage with The Guardian.”