NAIROBI – Nation Media Group (NMG) has appointed veteran journalist Mutuma Mathiu the new Group Editorial Director in a reorganisation that followed the retirement of former Editor-in-Chief Tom Mshindi, Business Daily has reported.
Mr Mathiu will be responsible for all editorial operations across all NMG platforms across the region.
Making the announcement in Nairobi on January 3, the Group Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Gitagama, said that Mr Mathiu will also be responsible for oversight of the Group’s editorial policy, which will include enforcement of ethics, integrity and talent development.
“Mr Mathiu is the most suitable hand in taking over the NMG editorial leadership based on his experience and expertise in media,” Mr Gitagama said.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Mathiu said: “As the Nation, we will continue our long tradition of quality journalism …”, adding: “We will pay particular attention to integrity; and we will consistently hold each other to account.”
In his new role, Mr Mathiu will be charged with the responsibility of content-sharing across markets where NMG operates.
Prior to his new appointment, Mr Mathiu was the Executive Editor in charge of the Daily Nation, which has maintained its position as the best-selling newspaper brand in the region.