Network 18 has appointed Santosh Menon as Chief Content Officer. Prior to this, Menon was Deputy Executive Editor of The Economic Times. As head of news, he oversaw the daily news management and was part of core team of editors driving its strategic direction.
He will now handle the digital businesses of the Network 18 group, whose assets include: moneycontrol.com, www.firstpost.com, www.news18.com, www.pradesh18.com and www.in.com.
Prior to joining ET in 2008, Menon spent more than a decade with Reuters in its Mumbai, Delhi and London newsrooms. He will be reporting to Rahul Joshi, CEO Network 18 Digital, who recently joined the group from Flipkart.
Network 18 has also appointed Rakesh Bedi as Executive Editor-special projects. Prior to this he was working with Economic Times and will now be reporting to Menon.