Network18 has appointed Sitaraman Shankar as managing editor - special projects. Shankar will work across all digital and TV news properties of the brand.
In his new assignment, Shankar will be closely associated with Network18's television news editors in multiple areas, and drive the scaling up of the flagship digital brand moneycontrol, thereby, expanding it to newer areas.
He will also serve as Group training editor and manage the content quality by fostering a learning culture in newsrooms.
A chemical technologist-turned-journalist, Shankar has 22 years of experience in journalism, most of which has been with Reuters where he reported, edited, and ran newsrooms in Frankfurt, London, and Dubai. His last assignment was with Hindustan Times, where he played a variety of roles including that of deputy managing editor, and editor (views).