Sky News expands digital team with new digital editor Jack Houghton

Sky News has recruited regularly on-air contributor and News Corp reporter Jack Houghton to be its new digital editor in an expansion of the digital team.

The announcement:

Sky News has today announced the expansion of its digital team as the national digital news network continues to grow.

Jack Houghton, who has been a regular on-air guest of Sky News during his tenure at The Daily Telegraph, has joined the digital team as Digital Editor. In this senior position, Jack will report to Tim Love, Head of Digital at Sky News, and will be responsible for the digital editorial output across skynews.com.au and the channel’s vast publishing touchpoints, which deliver over 20,000,000 video views per month.

In this newly created position, Jack will also have an increased on-air presence, bringing his unique perspective on trending online stories to Sky News viewers, as well as overseeing original online reporting and produced-for-web articles, videos and podcast content. Jack will also oversee 2600, the Sky News digital-first brand and content platform for political enthusiasts, led by Courtney Gould who has been promoted to Senior Producer – 2600.

Sky News Product Manager Sarah Gaukroger has been promoted to the new role of Digital Operations Manager, which will see her take on an increased portfolio of digital products, as well as drive product and marketing strategies for Sky News online content across existing and emerging platforms.

Tim Love, Head of Digital at Sky News, said: “These new roles are critical to the channel’s ongoing expansion and are a testament to the popularity of video content. Having launched the network’s video-first strategy 18 months ago, video views have increased by over 300 per cent.

“The increased investment sets us up for continued success during our next period of significant digital growth across our web, app and third-party platforms.”

Sky News operates a national digital news network skynews.com.au, reaching millions of Australians each month. Exclusive breaking news and audio-visual journalism delivers more than 20 million monthly video views on digital platforms and millions more across a syndicated news ecosystem including News Corp Australia masthead websites such as The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, The Courier-Mail, The Advertiser and news.com.au.

Source: Sky News media release


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