This initiative is in line to drive International Standards in the Newsroom.
ABP News will be one of the first Indian media organizations in the country to match up to global standards by undertaking major resource restructuring in its Editorial Department. The news channel is implementing this step to better utilize its talent, empower their editorial to drive more accountability, and to ensure greater clarity in roles.
The existing hierarchy within the newsroom is undergoing a makeover. This move will aim to ensure the channel is more audience-centric and responsive towards the consumers.
The roles in the organization will be more defined wherein, Rajnish Ahuja will be the Senior Vice President, News, and Programming; Sanjay Bragta as the Vice President, News Gathering; Arun Nautiyal as the Vice President, News Production, Sumit Awasthi as the Vice President, Planning and Special Coverage, Vibha Kaul Bhatt as the Associate Vice President, Programme Production and Anju Juneja will be the Associate Vice President, Special Projects.
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Furthermore, a new role of Associate Vice President, Production and Operations will be introduced to work in partnership with newsroom and technology teams. Nitin Sukhija will be heading the department.
Speaking on the development, Avinash Pandey, CEO – ABP News Network, said: “Employee empowerment is a core aspect of our organization. This transformation in the Editorial structure is a breakthrough moment for us and will revolutionize the way newsrooms operate in India. The newly-designated units will act as a catalyst for development in the Indian media landscape and we are extremely proud to lead the way towards this much-needed change.”