23.05.19

Bureau hires James Ball and Frankie Goodway as global and production editors

The Bureau is delighted to announce that we have hired two new members of staff to join our team at a time of exciting growth.

James Ball will take up the newly-created post of global editor, managing our reporting teams and working with them to produce powerful agenda-setting investigations in the public interest. James joins the Bureau after a year writing a book on the internet and power, due to be published in May 2020. Prior to that he was Special Correspondent at Buzzfeed UK, where he produced reporting on complex investigative features; before that he managed the data team, then special projects, at the Guardian, where he worked on both the Pulitzer Prize-winning Snowden files and the Panama Papers.

Frankie Goodway has been appointed as the Bureau's new production editor. She will edit all our content and manage our publishing process, ensuring powerful storytelling and high-quality production values. Frankie joins the Bureau from the Times, where she has been on the subbing desk for the past four years. Before that she worked for ampp3d, an online data journalism project at Trinity Mirror.

Last year the Bureau, which is the UK's biggest not-for-profit news organisation, won major new funding from global philanthropic organisation Luminate. The $900,000 grant is enabling us to put a new management and support structure in place, following the rapid expansion of our reporting team over the last two years - a structure that will propel our journalism and its impact to a new level. The appointment of the new global and production editors are the first step in that process.

"We're very excited to have recruited such great talent to our team," said Bureau managing editor Rachel Oldroyd. "Both Frankie and James bring really valuable experience at a crucial time, as the Bureau expands significantly. The world has changed a lot in recent years and public interest journalism is more important than ever. The Bureau is growing to meet that challenge and we look forward to our new team producing even more high quality journalism that not only shines a light on underreported areas but helps drive real change on critical issues."

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