Contact book update

The latest update on all the new launches, hires and developments in the world of print, broadcast and digital media.

Men's Fitness: new staff writer
Men's Fitness: new staff writer

The Independent on Sunday has appointed acting editor John Mullin as editor, replacing Tristan Davies, who is leaving to 'pursue other interests'.

The Times executive editor Keith Blackmore has been appointed deputy editor, replacing Ben Preston, who is now editor of The Times' international editions. Foreign editor Roland Watson has been promoted to head of news. Richard Beeston will replace Watson.

The Evening Standard has hired Steve McKenlay as sports editor. ES magazine deputy editor Sasha Slater is on maternity leave. Features editor Emilie McMeekan will cover her role.

The Financial Times has made UK companies reporter Lucy Warwick-Ching deputy editor of the House & Homes section. She replaces Nicholas Spencer, who is acting editor while Alison Beard is on maternity leave.

Computer Shopper has promoted reviews editor Jim Martin to deputy editor.

The News of the World has launched a new personal finance column with moneysavingexpert.com founder Martin Lewis.

IPC Media has appointed Amy Mathieson as news writer for Horse & Hound magazine. She moves from Redpin Publishing, where she was deputy editor across four equestrian titles.

Dennis Publishing health title Men's Fitness has hired Joe Warner as staff writer. He was editor of Informa's New Media Markets.

Bath Chronicle deputy news editor Alan Williams has left. The newspaper's Life & Soul editor Liz Burcher and crime reporter Anne Marie Williams are also leaving.

The Liverpool Echo has appointed Caroline Innes as health reporter.

Associated Newspapers' Ted Verity, editor-in-chief of its Irish titles, is moving to the Mail on Sunday as executive editor. Paul Field, executive editor of the Mail on Sunday, will replace Verity in Ireland.

Building magazine has hired Tom Bill as business editor. He was deputy news editor at Contract Journal and has been replaced by reporter Neil Gerrard.

Local Government Chronicle has promoted political editor Nick Golding to news editor, replacing Rebecca Evans who is now news editor at fellow Emap title Health Service Journal.

The Law Society Gazette's deputy editor Neil Rose has left after 12 years. Rose is staying on as an editorial consultant at the Gazette, and also as the editor of Litigation Funding.

BROADCAST
Sky News has appointed Sky obituaries producer Jon Bennett to the newly created role of entertainment editor. Joining Bennett is Steve Hargrave, who joins Sky News as an entertainment correspondent from ITV's London Tonight where he was a showbiz reporter.

Georgie Russell is the new political correspondent for IRN and ITN's multimedia division ITN On, covering both radio and online platforms. Russell will fill the role vacated by Peter Murphy, who retired after 31 years. She joins from GCap where she was UK news reporter on Classic FM.

DIGITAL
Nexus Business Media has appointed Jamie Coggans as new web editor for Harpers Wine & Spirit magazine. Coggans moves from online news agency Adfero, where he was desk editor.

Centaur has closed its financial monthlies Loan Distributor and Mortgage Distributor. The two will continue as websites, providing breaking news and user interaction. The publisher is Anna Ruddock.

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