Reuters has announced the appointment of two new managing editors in what it called a “major shift in editorial operations leadership.”
Managing editor for Europe, Middle East and Africa Mark Thompson moves into the newly created role of managing editor for multimedia. He will oversee Reuters’ multimedia operations, like video and graphics.
Americas managing editor Brian Rhoads, meanwhile, fills a vacancy in the position of managing editor for Asia. He starts in mid-July. Rhoads became ME for the Americas in 2008, and before that he was Reuters’ North Asia editor. He has been with Reuters since 1996.