This week’s Media Updates covers moves and changes at news titles including ITV and Sky News; fashion, lifestyle and entertainment titles including Women’s Health, Good Housekeeping and The Sun; business and finance changes at The Lawyer and Legal Week; Health, Science & Technology changes at MacUser.
News & Current Affairs
ITV News has promoted Tim Singleton to deputy editor, alongside his present duties as director of newsgathering. Currently responsible for all home and foreign newsgathering operations, Singleton will work closely with editor Geoff Hill
Business affairs editor Zanny Minton Beddoes has been appointed editor of the Economist. She succeeds John Micklethwait, who has held the role for nine years, The Guardian reported
Sky News has appointed Kirsty Good as editor of its Business Unit. She is joining Sky News from the BBC where she is currently assistant editor of the Economics & Business Unit at Media City
Following the return of Gillian Tett as US managing editor of The Financial Times, the publication has announced a string of senior editorial appointments to its US bureaux. Read the full list of appointments here
Siobhan Kennedy has been appointed business editor of Channel 4 News. She has been the programme’s business correspondent for six years and takes up the post immediately.
Gemma Davidson has been appointed reporter at the Maidenhead Advertiser
Katie Bond has left her role of news editor at Swindon Advertiser
Sebastian Murphy-Bates has been appointed reporter at Archant’s newspaper titles including Docklands & East London Advertiser, Newham Recorder and Barking and Dagenham Post
Business & Finance
Tabby Kinder has been appointed reporter at The Lawyer
Nick Jackson has been appointed deputy editor at TheBusinessDesk.com
Hannah Uttley has been appointed senior reporter at Mortgage Solutions
Katherine Smale has been appointed technical reporter at New Civil Engineer
Vern Pitt has been appointed news editor at Legal Week. He was previously senior reporter at Building magazine
Stephen Powney has been appointed group editor of TTJ and sister magazine Wood Based Panels International (WBPI).
Fashion, Lifestyle & Entertainment
Amy Lewis has been promoted to deputy web editor at Good Housekeeping
Dennis Publishing has announced that after 18 years Bizarre Magazine will cease publication following this month’s issue
Amelia Jones has been promoted to junior writer at Women’s Health. She was previously editorial assistant at the magazine
Gemma Calvert has left her role as celebrity acting assistant editor at Fabulous – The Sun
Sarah Cohen has been promoted to beauty editor at Blackhair magazine. She continues her previous role as hair and beauty writer for Hair magazine
Amy Brookbanks has been promoted to showbiz content editor at Now magazine. She was previously acting showbiz editor
Romy van den Broeke has been appointed editor of Zest Media’s Absolutely magazine titles including Absolutely West, Absolutely Chiswick and Absolutely Richmond. She will continue as editor of Absolutely Battersea & Clapham, Absolutely Putney & Wandsworth and Absolutely Wimbledon
Sue Herdman has been appointed as the new editor at Ceramic Review. She replaces Julian Champkin
Health, Science & Technology
Dennis Publishing has announced the closure of MacUser magazine after nearly 30 years
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