The Guardian Hires New Editor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity initiatives continue following the Black Lives Matter protests


Susan Smith Richardson has been named deputy editor responsible for diversity, equity and inclusion at the Guardian US, the latest publication to add DEI coverage to its masthead.

The position will involve developing coverage on “race and identity, power and inequality,” as well as bringing diversity and inclusion to editorial sourcing, audience and recruitment, according to a statement from the Guardian US. Richardson will also have input across the whole editorial agenda.

The role is an increasingly common one for publishers; the Washington Post and the New York Times announced similar positions in June and October, respectively.

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