CONTACT BOOK UPDATE - 13.06.07

Your update on new launches, new hires and developments in the world of print, broadcast and online media.

PRESS


Richard Preston has been appointed assistant editor, comment, for The Daily Telegraph and Telegraph.co.uk. He will also oversee Telegraph online debates and MyTelegraph and Telegraph blogs.

The Sunday Telegraph has been given an image overhaul, including a new layout and hand-drawn masthead. The redesign is across all sections.

Claire Soares has joined the foreign desk of The Independent. Soares was previously a freelance journalist and photographer based in West Africa.

Ted Thornhill is the new deputy features editor at the Daily Star. He joins from The Sun TV Mag, where he was chief sub-editor.

Megan Conner has left Elle magazine to join Marie Claire as entertainment assistant. Clare Geraghty will be covering her former post as features assistant at Elle.

The Evening Standard has hired Amy Iggulden, previously a news reporter on The Daily Telegraph, as health correspondent.

Peter Victor, deputy news editor at The Independent on Sunday is now executive editor (news) following Andrew Malone’s departure.

Emma Rigby has joined Haymarket’s Third Sector as a reporter to cover fundraising while Helen Barrett is on maternity leave. Rigby was previously at Haymarket’s Revolution.

Ellie O’Mahoney has left Good Housekeeping, where she was deputy features editor, to join the Evening Standard’s ES Magazine as commissioning editor.

Computer Weekly has appointed a new news editor. Bill Goodwin was previously chief reporter at the magazine and will replace Christian Annesley.

Essential Publishing’s Your Home magazine has appointed Laura Webb as editorial assistant, replacing Victoria Kingsbury who is now a sub editor at Bliss.

Broadcast magazine has switched to a smaller format and added sections on radio, multimedia, finance and funding. Robin Parker has joined from Media Week as deputy news editor.

Malar Velaigam
has joined Centaur’s The Lawyer as a reporter covering in-house counsel, Asia, and corporate and finance deals.

IPC’s In Style magazine has hired Fiona Rubie as fashion director. She joins from Marie Claire, where she was contributing fashion editor.

BROADCAST


GCap Media’s Xfm is adding a South Wales station to its network, which currently covers London, Glasgow and Manchester.

Cristina Nicolotti-Squires has returned from maternity leave as editor of the ITV Lunchtime News. She was previously head of home news at ITV and has been succeeded by Ed Campbell.

ONLINE


After six months as acting editor, David Moynihan is now editor of FHM.com, the online version of FHM magazine.

Whatsontv.co.uk has hired Caroline Westbrook, a reality TV specialist, to cover Big Brother 8 full-time.

Jeroen Bergmans, previously travel editor at Wallpaper* and series editor on the Wallpaper* / Phaidon City Guides, has recently been appointed as the new editorial director of travelintelligence.com.

Compiled by Kate Magee E kate.magee@haynet.com & sponsored by PR Newswire

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