Rajat Sharma, chairman and editor-in-chief - India TV, has announced key elevations and appointments in editorial leadership. Piyush Padmakar, senior executive editor has been elevated to the position of managing editor - news. He will head news and editorial, and shall also be responsible for input and output, daily planning, programming and promotions. Along with him, Anita Sharma, assistant managing editor, has been elevated to the position of managing editor - news operations. Amrendra Pratap Singh, senior executive editor, has also been elevated as managing editor.
In other key elevations, Sachin Sahay has been made editor-output. He will now be responsible for news output and feeds with additional responsibility of training. Pranay Yadav who has been elevated as editor-political will now head Aaj Ki Baat as editor and producer. He will also be additionally responsible for reporting-based special shows.
In addition to this, Utpal Chaudhry, who has moved in from ABP News, has been appointed as editor – input while Surender Gumber has been elevated as editor – assignment, who will now head the assignment department, news gathering and logistics.
Infotainment giant Discovery Communications India has announced the appointment of Geetanjali Bhattacharji, erstwhile CEO of Spatial Access (media & production audit firm), as the head of brand partnerships & content Integration. In her new role, Bhattacharji, will work in close association with Vikram Tanna, VP, Advertising Sales & Business Head of Regional Clusters, and will focus on creating engaging content partnerships with brands by drawing synergies between brand purpose and Discovery’s content line-up across its portfolio of channels, including the upcoming Discovery JEET.