MEDIA: Rowan to edit Guardian Unlimited

Guardian Unlimited has named David Rowan as editor, following the promotion of Simon Waldman to head of Guardian Unlimited in October (PR Week, 29 October).

Guardian Unlimited has named David Rowan as editor, following the

promotion of Simon Waldman to head of Guardian Unlimited in October (PR

Week, 29 October).



Rowan is currently editor of The Editor, the Guardian’s weekly news

digest magazine, He has worked at the Guardian for over ten years.



In his new role, Rowan will assume responsibility for all nine sites

that fall under the Guardian Unlimited network. They include Books

Unlimited, Football Unlimited, Film Unlimited and Shopping

Unlimited.



His appointment takes effect from 13 December, and he will be reviewing

ways of working more closely with the editorial teams of the Guardian

and its sister Sunday, the Observer.



His previous roles have included editing Guardian Education, the paper’s

Outlook section, the Comment and Letters pages and launching the

Analysis page in 1997. A replacement for his role on The Editor has yet

to be announced.



Meanwhile, on the Observer, Peter Beaumont has been promoted from

foreign editor to assistant editor, Comment. The foreign editor’s role

will be filled by Arnold Kemp, who has worked at the Observer for five

years.



Michael Holland has been appointed Comment editor on the newspaper, from

his role as night editor, and will be working closely with Beaumont.



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