Tweetminster co-founder and CEO Alberto Nardelli is joining the Guardian as data editor.
Nardelli co-founded Tweetminster in 2008, which was designed to help people find MPs on Twitter. It has since grown into a technology and news company compiling data and trending topics in politics, media and business.
He spent that last two years running Tweetminster’s @electionista live feed service of global news and opinion poll data.
Nardelli will report to Janine Gibson, incoming editor in chief of theguardian.com, who said: “With a UK general election less than a year away, Alberto’s expertise in political data storytelling will help ensure the Guardian remains at the forefront of data journalism.”
Nardelli added: “The Guardian pioneered data journalism, and I’m thrilled by the prospect of working with some of the most talented names in journalism to build world class data-driven storytelling and new formats to cover global news event.”
He will begin the role in September and replaces former data editor James Ball.