Neil McIntosh appointed Managing Editor, BBC Online and Red Button
It’s very exciting to be joining the BBC at a vital point in its digital development. As more and more people turn online for their news, information and entertainment, there’s a huge opportunity to build on what BBC Online offers across four screens."Neil McIntosh, Managing Editor, BBC Online and Red Button
As Managing Editor, McIntosh will provide strategic and operational leadership for BBC Online and the BBC’s Red Button service, working closely with editorial and technical leaders across the BBC, to ensure audiences receive the best possible digital experience of the BBC across four screens: desktop, mobile, tablet and connected TV.
McIntosh will also be operationally responsible for the BBC Homepage and BBC Search, two areas that give audiences greater access to BBC content and show the breadth of the BBC, online.
BBC Online comprises ten products – BBC News, Sport, Weather, CBeebies, CBBC, BBC iPlayer, iPlayer Radio, Knowledge and Learning, Search and the BBC Homepage. The BBC’s websites reach over 24 million people in the UK every week, and 14.5 million for BBC Red Button.
Andy Conroy, Chief Operating Officer for BBC Future Media and BBC Online, says: “The BBC’s websites are some of the most popular in the UK, and reach over 24 million people every week. This is one of the most challenging roles across BBC Online and BBC Red Button, providing strategic and technical leadership and driving collaboration across all digital areas of the BBC, and I’m delighted that someone of Neil’s expertise and calibre will be joining us.”
Neil McIntosh, Managing Editor of BBC Online and Red Button, says: “It’s very exciting to be joining the BBC at a vital point in its digital development. As more and more people turn online for their news, information and entertainment, there’s a huge opportunity to build on what BBC Online offers across four screens. I’m looking forward to helping the BBC add to its long track record of using the latest technology to engage with, and serve, its audiences.”
Before joining the BBC, Neil McIntosh was deputy editor of The Wall Street Journal's Europe edition, responsible for the digital and print editions of The Wall Street Journal, including a German-language digital edition produced in Frankfurt. Previously, he launched WSJ.com Europe, leading it through rapid expansion and growth.
Between 2004 and 2008, McIntosh was assistant editor and head of editorial development for guardian.co.uk, where he launched the site's blog, audio and video output. He joined the Guardian newspaper as deputy editor of its technology section in 1999. McIntosh will be based in Salford, reporting to Andy Conroy, Chief Operating Officer for BBC Future Media and BBC Online, and starts on April 2 2013.
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