PA appoints first multimedia editor

Press Association has appointed a former BBC journalist as the agency's first multimedia editor.

John Angeli was previously duty editor on the network news desk at Westminster, where he worked on output for the One, Six and Ten O'Clock News bulletins on television, as well as Radio 4 news and current affairs.

In his role at PA, Angeli will take editorial and operational responsibility for the agency's multimedia unit. He will report to PA editor Jonathan Grun.

The Press Association's multimedia team produce content including video news bulletins and podcasts for clients including MSN, Sun Online, the Daily Mail, Tiscali and Northcliffe regional newspapers.

Angeli said: "It's a privilege to be joining an organisation with such an important history in gathering news in the UK. PA has built its reputation on fast, fair and accurate reporting and in video we will continue that tradition.

"We've a fresh, keen team of journalists with whom we're going to create a truly national video newsgathering service of benefit to all the information industry, be they newspapers, web portals or broadcasters."

Grun said: "John's appointment is a commitment to our industry partners that we are serious in our aim to become as indispensable in our provision of compelling UK video, as we already are for the supply of timely and accurate text services.

"John gives us a firm foundation of years of experience in broadcast news and online innovation on which to build the multi-platform future of the agency."

Prior to working at Westminster, Angeli was editor of interactive TV and broadband at BBC News. He was responsible for the launch and editorial development of BBC News services on digital satellite and broadband and overseeing interactivity around BBC television news specials.

As production editor at BBC News Interactive, Angeli managed BBC News Online's audio video services, including the BBC's video news player.

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