Reuters has appointed a newsroom diversity editor, a newly created role overseeing its 2,500 journalists worldwide.
Joyce Adeluwoye-Adams will “lead Reuters efforts to build a more diversive newsroom”, according to a spokesperson for the news agency.
She will also work closely with global managing editor Simon Robinson on recruitment, training, mentoring and career deveolopment, Reuters said.
Adeluwoye-Adams was awarded an MBE for services to diversity in the media industry last year.
She said: “The future of the newsroom depends on being able to reflect the diversity of the modern world and those who consume our content in an authentic way.”
Adeluwoye-Adams joins Reuters from gaming company King and has previously worked at the BBC, where she designed and implemented a new diversity strategy across BBC Content.
Robinson said: “Joyce has an impressive record of driving change at media organisations and she will play a key role in our efforts to pay deeper attention to the people who make our newsroom tick.
“We believe a newsroom that embraces diversity and inclusiveness will make for a better place to work and improve the stories and photos and video we produce for our customers.”