MEDIA: Sunday Times hires Hall for City brief

The Sunday Times has hired Amanda Hall to write profiles of business leaders for its City pages.

Hall will move from a similar role on The Sunday Telegraph by 1 July, according to her new boss, Sunday Times business editor Rory Godson.

Profilees will continue to be drawn from the upper echelons of the US and European business and finance community. 'We are looking for newsmakers who are also world business and economic leaders,' Godson said.

Hall, who was deputy editor of PRWeek until joining The Sunday Telegraph in 1995, said the move appealed because The Sunday Times 'is a bigger title, the market leader, with more space, and the profiles are bigger'.

Rupert Steiner has been writing profiles since Robert Peston gave up the brief to become City editor of The Sunday Telegraph (PRWeek, 5 April). Steiner will revert to his other duties as senior business writer.

Godson admitted he is 'a while away' from finding a replacement for his own City editor, Kirstie Hamilton, who quit to join PR firm Tulchan Communications in March.

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