I’m (re)joining the Guardian

New year. New job. I’m delighted to say I will be joining The Guardian in London as Social & New Formats Editor in February.

I’ve had an enjoyable few months working as a consultant with people include the lovely Storythings on “How We Get To Next” and “30 Years of .uk”, Blue Rubicon, the SRF, New Scientist and Dennis Publishing among others. It’s been great to work as and when I fancy it, spend a bit more time with my kids, and to be able to make trips on a whim to places like Lille to go and watch football and Kraftwerk on the same night. And make a timey-wimey-scrolly-rolly Doctor Who special for the Telegraph.

But I must admit I have been missing the hurly-burly of a newsroom, and I am very excited about my new role at the Guardian. I’m joining at a challenging time, but it’s a fabulous opportunity to look at new ways of digital storytelling and to help the Guardian reach new audiences, all backed with world-class journalism.

Last time I was there I got to experiment with hyperlocal journalism, work directly with Facebook over in Menlo Park, build out loads of community features, publish books about two of my favourite things (Doctor Who and the Olympics) and loads of other fun stuff.

I also got called the inside of a donkey’s c*** by one satisfied punter but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I’m very much looking forward to seeing what I get up to this time around. I can’t wait to start.