Sheriff Bojang was appointed to the top position which has been vacant since the removal of former journalist and author Nana Grey Johnson in November 2013. Mr. Bojang was the former Managing Director of Observer Company which publishes the daily observer newspaper and Managing Editor of The Standard newspaper.
Mr. Bojang worked as a lecturer at the Gambia Press Union School of Journalism. He also briefly worked as editor at the National Assembly while publishing the current affairs monthly magazine Xpress. He later moved to the UK to complete a postgraduate programme before returning to the Gambia to start the Standard newspaper in May 2010.