The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has signed on a former ministerial advisor to help it work on boosting Gov2.0 tools and web apps.
Tom Burton has previously held roles with former Labor communications minister, Michael Duffy, and been managing editor for the Sydney Morning Herald online. Most recently, Burton worked for an American think tank, the Center for American Progress.
According to ACMA chairman, Chris Chapman, the need for a new Gov2.0 position was discovered after significant restructuring within the regulatory body.
“I distilled the need for a senior manager to lead our engagement with both new and old tools in an innovative and targeted fashion,” he said in a statement.
Burton will be responsible for developing ACMA’s profile and products in new media applications such as Facebook, Twitter, wikis, blogs and YouTube. He starts on February 1.