Janine Gibson, the former editor of the Guardian US, is joining BuzzFeed UK as editor in chief. Gibson had been with the Guardian for 17 years.
“With the audience and momentum we built around the 2015 election, and now with the addition of Janine, we have a rare opportunity to double down on the great work of Luke Lewis and his team and bring a new voice to the top tier of UK publishers,” said BuzzFeed editor in chief Ben Smith in a statement.
BuzzFeed UK was launched in 2013. It has more than 40 staffers.