Contact book update

Yorkshire Post political editor Brendan Carlin is moving to The Daily Telegraph as political correspondent. He reports to Telegraph political editor George Jones and replaces Ben Brogan, who is moving to the Daily Mail.

Ian Edmondson, assistant news editor at the Sunday People, is to be associate news editor of the News of the World. He will report

to news editor Gary Thompson.

Daily Mirror head of news Conor Hanna has been promoted to deputy editor. Chris Boffey, senior reporter at The Daily Telegraph, is to replace Mirror news editor Andy Lines, who is to become special news correspondent. All report to Mirror editor Richard Wallace.

Dan Sabbagh, telecoms correspondent at The Times, is reportedly set to replace Ray Snoddy as media editor. Snoddy left last month to go freelance.

FHM is to relaunch from 1 August with a redesign and increased listings and events information. Editor-in-chief is David Davies. Meanwhile, Dennis Publishing’s men’s magazine Jack is to close.

Sarah Whelan is to join BBC Homes & Antiques magazine, which is relaunching in November. Whelan is to be style director of the title, which will focus more on homes coverage. Editor is Mary Carroll.

Simon Geller is to oversee H Bauer Publishing’s weekly men’s title Cut, reportedly set to launch next month. Geller is a former editor of Men’s Health.

David Motton, deputy editor of What Car?, has been promoted to editor, while Steve Fowler takes up the newly created post of group editor. Motton replaces Rob Aherne, who has moved to Autocar.

Elle is to produce a supplement, Elle Style Leaders, in November. The glossy concentrates on the fashion and style industries, showcasing autumn and winter collections, and is overseen by Elle senior fashion editor Lucie Kearney.

Hi-Fi Choice is to launch a supplement called The Collection, featuring high-end audio kit, next month. It was originally an annual special, launched in the 1980s but was discontinued. Hi-Fi Choice editor is

Tim Bowern.

Deputy editor Kamran Abbasi is to be acting editor of the British Medical Journal. He replaces Richard Smith, who leaves next week to take up a post at United Health Group.

CNN is set to launch Spark, a monthly business programme looking at

how technology affects companies and what firms should do to take advantage of developments. The half-hour show will be presented by Kristie Lu Stout.

Jawad Iqbal has been made editor of BBC 4’s news programme This World, replacing Mariita Eager, who has moved to News 24 as a producer. Iqbal’s position as weekend editor of TV news for BBC 1 will be taken by David Kermode of News 24.

Saga 102.5FM has recruited former Radio Clyde news editor Gordon Boag to the same role. The 24-hour Glasgow-based station, which launches on 7 September, will carry local, national and international news. MD is Norman Quirk.

Henry Eagles, news and current affairs head at Grampian TV, has moved to Scottish Television as executive producer of the station’s Scottish Football League coverage.

NEW MEDIA

Monkeyslum.com, a website for teenage boys, is to launch in September with a mix of sport, gadgets, gaming and humour. It is edited by

Annie Auerbach, who also edits teenage girl lifestyle site mykindaplace.com.

Sky is to overhaul its interactive TV and online offering, creating a role of editor of Sky Interactive. The new post will report to Sky Interactive managing director Ian Shepherd.

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