Roger Gillespie is the new executive producer of CBC Hamilton.
The appointment was announced in an internal email to CBC staff today.
“We are pleased to announce that Roger Gillespie is the new executive producer of our ground-breaking digital service in Hamilton,” wrote Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor in chief – CBC News and Centres. “Roger brings a wealth of experience in newsroom leadership, innovation and staff development to this exciting new service that will launch this spring.”
Mr. Gillespie was the assistant managing editor for visuals at The Toronto Star prior to his appointment at CBC.
Mr. Gillespie is a former Hamilton Spectator managing editor who, according to his Linkedin profile, served 20 years in Hamilton.
Among Mr. Gillespie’s responsibilities at TheStar, he oversaw the paper’s internship and training programs. The internal CBC email notes his training experience:
“He launched the Spec’s innovative training program WebU, which introduced print staff to the basics of web work including the use of video on the newspaper’s website. That training program has been adopted by the Metroland newspaper chain, and at the Toronto Star.”
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DISCLOSURE: I’m considering applying for CBC Hamilton