Jordan new Editor-in-ChiefKaymar Jordan, new Editor-in-chief of THE NATION newspapers.
Sun, July 25, 2010 - 12:00 AM
Publisher and CEO of The Nation Publishing Co. Limited, Vivian-Anne Gittens, has announced the appointment of prominent Barbadian and Caribbean journalist Kaymar Jordan to the position of Editor-in-Chief of the Nation newspapers.
Jordan, currently Director of News and Current Affairs at the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), officially takes up the position on September 1, 2010.
“I grew up on the Nation. For me, it is the leading newspaper in Barbados and to be given the opportunity to lead its editorial team is truly humbling.
“I look forward to working with the entire team to ensure that the Nation remains the paper of choice,” she said in accepting her new mandate.
Jordan, who holds a master’s degree in communications policy (with distinction) from City University of London and a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of the West Indies, brings a wealth of media experience and training to the position.
She has already accumulated 17 years of varied experience in journalism. She started out as a rookie reporter/sub-editor at the Caribbean News Agency (CANA) back in 1993.
She quickly moved up the ranks from radio producer to print editor, regional television lead anchor and newsroom manager.
Gittens welcomes Jordan’s broad multimedia experience and skills as the Nation goes through its transition to meet the expanded and diverse needs of its audience and customers.
“We are happy to have her join the Nation team. Her range of work as a journalist across the region already speaks for itself. I believe that coupled with her strong work ethic, professionalism, obvious passion and drive, she will be an asset to the Nation family,” Gittens said.
The position of Editor-in-Chief has been vacant since the retirement in 2006 of Harold Hoyte, co-founder of the newspaper and its Editor Emeritus.
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