Media Relations: Contact book update

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

Look: maternity leave cover
Look: maternity leave cover

PRESS
Alex O'Connell, The Times' arts and entertainment editor, has been promoted to executive editor. Times2 editor Sandra Parsons has been promoted to head of features. Assistant features editor Emma Tucker is the new Times2 editor.

The Financial Times' US financial correspondent Jeremy Grant is moving to London to become senior corporate reporter. Capital markets reporter Joanna Chung will replace Grant.

The Sunday Telegraph's sports editor Jon Ryan has left. Mark Skipworth is the new head of sport for The Sunday Telegraph, The Daily Telegraph and telegraph.co.uk. He joins from The Sunday Times, where he was managing editor of news.

Mark Wilkinson has started as news editor at thelondonpaper. He was assistant news editor at the Evening Standard.

Tahira Yaqoob is leaving the Daily Mail showbiz desk to join former editor of The Telegraph Martin Newland's newspaper in Abu Dhabi, which will launch this month.

Kate Walsh, who recently joined The Sunday Times business desk, is now editing the paper's Prufrock column. She replaces Louise Armistead, who has joined The Sunday Telegraph as deputy city editor.

Jonathan Wynne-Jones has been promoted from news reporter to religious affairs correspondent at The Sunday Telegraph.

Freelance journalist William Mann is now contributing to the Spy column in The Daily Telegraph, reporting to Celia Walden.

Corinna Honan has joined The Sunday Times News Review as associate. She will commission the section, buy book extracts and manage serialisation. She was assistant editor of The Daily Telegraph, but has recently been freelancing.

Claire Williams has joined Bauer's women's weekly Yours magazine as a news writer. She was a features writer at Wessex News and Features Agency.

Kim Kelly, assistant news editor at IPC women's title Look, is on maternity leave. Ben Falk joins as acting assistant news editor from the Press Association, where he was entertainment features writer.

Centaur Media has hired Russell Parsons as a reporter on marketing website mad.co.uk. He was a features writer at the Financial Times' Investment Adviser.

Helen Barrett has returned to Haymarket trade title Third Sector after maternity leave. She has moved from reporter to the new position of features and supplements editor, working part time.

Alice O'Keeffe has been appointed as books editor at The Bookseller. She joins from Amazon.co.uk, where she was books account manager, and replaces Benedicte Page, who is now a reporter at the literary title.

Marketing Direct has hired Lucy Fisher as deputy editor to replace Kim Benjamin, who has moved to the Economist Intelligence Unit as senior editor. Fisher joins from The Fund Business, where she was deputy editor.

BROADCAST
Channel 4's head of specialist factual Hamish Mykura has taken over from Angus McQueen as head of documentaries.

Paul Ross will join the breakfast show on BBC London 94.9 this month, replacing Max Rushden, who has co-hosted the slot for the past six months.

DIGITAL
Dennis Publishing will launch a free downloadable digital title on 11 March, called Gizmo. The magazine will follow the same format as' online men's title Monkey, and will cover consumer technology. PC Pro reviews editor Ross Burridge is the editor.

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