Network18 appointed Sitaraman Shankar as Managing Editor-Special Projects. He will work across all digital and TV news properties. In the new assignment, Shankar will work closely 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. Shankar will also serve as Group Training Editor and manage the content quality by fostering learning culture in the newsrooms.
A chemical technologist-turned-journalist, Shankar has 22 years of experience in journalism, most of which was 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).