Huffington Post India has appointed Sruthijith KK as its Editor, MediaNama has learned from multiple, reliable sources. On being contacted, Sruthijith declined to comment. The publication is expected to launch its operations in India on November 25th, in partnership with the Times of India group. We’re awaiting a response from Times Internet on Sruthijith’s appointment. An Adweek report had said earlier this year that HuffPo would have a 10-member editorial team based in New Delhi.
Huffington Post India will cover topics randing from politics, media, entertainment, technology, religion and lifestyle, among other beats. HuffPo already has editions in Brazil, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Japan and Korea among others.
This is a rather quick move for Sruthijith KK: He had joined Quartz India only six months ago, as its founding editor. Prior to joining Quartz India, he was with the Times of India group, working at the Economic Times. Prior to joining ET, he was with ContentSutra*, before which, he was with Mint.
Disclosure: Sruthijith had taken over from me after I left ContentSutra to set up MediaNama in 2008.