Haddon appointed managing editor of The Independent

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Imogen Haddon has been appointed managing editor of The Independent. She replaces Charlie Burgess, who is leaving the paper to become a consultant. The editor is Simon Kelner.

Christopher Hope, The Daily Telegraph's industry editor, is to be the paper's Whitehall editor from September. He will be based in Westminster in the newly created role, reporting on the business of government.

Hans Seeberg has been promoted to deputy editor of weekly lads' mag Nuts. Currently associate editor responsible for news and sport, he takes over from Derek Harbinson, who has just been made editor of Maxim (PRWeek, 7 July). Seeberg will report to editor Phil Hilton.

Colette Harris is the new editor of You & Your Wedding. Her remit includes overseeing the website Youandyourwedding.co.uk. She will take over the National Magazine Company title at the end of July, replacing Carole Hamilton who resigned last month (PRWeek, 9 June).

Jeremy Hazlehurst has been made diary editor of business newspaper City A.M. He will edit The Capitalist column and write lifestyle features. Meanwhile, Jonathan Couchman will replace Mike Bovill as sports editor.
Susie Boone has been made editor of Practical Parenting. Currently freelance, she will join the IPC SouthBank title at the end of the month. Boone, a former editor of BBC Parenting and deputy editor of Top of the Pops, replaces Mara Lee, who is returning to Australia.

Will Cockrell, features editor at outdoor pursuits title Trail, has taken the same position at FHM. The role was previously filled by Mike Peake, who became deputy editor at FHM earlier this year.

Patrick Lane, finance editor of The Economist, will move across to become economics editor in September. Capital markets editor Henry Tricks will replace Lane; Philip Coggan is joining the title to take over from Tricks.

Graham Kibble-White has been made TV editor of Inside Soap. He has replaced Clare Brand, who moved to The Sun's TV magazine in April. Kibble-White reports to editor Steven Murphy.


Benjamin Cohen, group editor, PinkNews.co.uk, has been appointed technology correspondent for Channel 4 News. He will cover digital media, e-commerce and the internet. Meanwhile, Charlie Beckett, programme editor for Channel 4 News at ITN, has been appointed director of Polis, a research forum dealing with issues relating to journalism and society.

Nick Patten is to be BBC Factual & Learning's studio head for features and documentaries. Currently an executive producer for BBC2's gardening output, he will report to Keith Scholey, controller of factual production.


Bryan Glick, managing editor of VNU's Computing, is to become editor of Computing.co.uk. In the newly created role, he will be responsible for editorial development of the site. He will report to Computing editor-in-chief Toby Wolpe.

Emap has launched Closerdiets.com,  a spin-off from Closer. The site covers dieting and healthy eating. The editor is Jane Johnson.

Nigel Vincent, executive editor of Associated New Media, has left the firm. As yet there is no replacement.

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