Janine Gibson is editor-in-chief of the Guardian US, the Guardian's New York-based digital newsroom, where she leads a staff of reporters and editors who cover American news for an online global audience. Previously, Gibson was executive editor of guardian.co.uk. Gibson began her career working for Televisual, first as staff writer, then as news editor and finally deputy editor. She joined the weekly trade newspaper Broadcast in July 1997 as international editor and moved to the Independent as media correspondent a year later. In 1998, she joined the Guardian as media correspondent and by 2000 was appointed editor of the market-leading MediaGuardian. She helped launch the section's spin-off website, mediaguardian.co.uk, which quickly established itself as the breaking news source for the media industry.