The stateside version of The Guardian has hired Amanda Michel as its new Open Editor. Michel was most recently with ProPublica as its Engagement Editor. Prior to that she worked on the OffTheBus program for The Huffington Post.
Per a memo obtained by Romenesko, Janine Gibson, Editor-in-Chief, GuardianNews.com, said, “We are delighted Amanda is joining the GuardianNews.com team. She is a brilliant digital strategist and practitioner whose track record of successful open and participative projects from the OffTheBus campaign to her crowdsourcing projects at ProPublica is very impressive.”
Michel tweeted that she will be covering “collaboration, transparency, crowdsourcing, etc.” at her new position.