Guardian Media Limited (GML) has appointed award-winning regional journalist Kaymar Jordan as its new Managing Editor.
The company made the announcement via a press release on Tuesday.
Jordan will replace Rosemarie Sant who proceeds on retirement.
GML’s Managing Director Dr Karrian Hepburn Malcolm said the seasoned executive underwent a thorough and robust interview process, which included cognitive, behavioural and technical assessments.
She said the GML Board has endorsed her hire.
“We are pleased to have Kaymar join our team given her wealth of experience in Ieadership in newsrooms around the region,” said Hepburn Malcolm.
Jordan’s appointment takes effect on November 1.
“She is expected to help the organisation in its thrust to become a digital-first newsroom,” added Hepburn Malcolm.
The GML Managing Director also thanked Sant for her dedicated service to GML.
She said: “Rose has been an invaluable member a the Guardian Media team since 2005. She became the Managing Editor in 2015. I would like to take this opportunity to thank her for her stellar service, and wish her all the best th her future endeavours.”
Jordan, the current Editor-ln-Chief of the Gleaner Company (Media) Ltd, tendered her resignation from that position earlier today.
“This is an awesome challenge and I am looking forward to working with the Guardian Media team,” Jordan said.
“I come with a wonderful foundation from The Gleaner and all the other media houses I worked in the past. I’m looking forward to taking the Guardian Media newsroom to new heights.”
Born in Barbados, Jordan’s career spans more than 20 years with her rising from the ranks of rookie reporter/sub-editor at the Caribbean News Agency (CANA), to radio and television producer to print editor, presenter and newsroom manager.
She also launched her own media consultancy firm after serving for five years as CEO and Editor-In-Chief of the Barbados’ first online multimedia platform, Barbados TODAY.
Prior to that, she served for two years as Editor-In-Chief of the Nation Publishing Company and as Director of News and Current Affairs of the Caribbean Media Corporation, the successor to CANA.
Jordan was awarded a Masters degree with distinction in Communication Policy Studies from the City University of London.
She graduated from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus with a degree in Management Studies and also served as a part-time lecturer in Mass Communications at the Barbados Community College where she graduated at the top of her class with an Associate Degree in journalism.
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