The Guardian has moved two senior staff to work on electronic
projects and named Charlie Burgess as travel editor and David Brindle
editor of the Society section.
Jeannette Page, who has been travel editor since the section became
standalone two years ago, is moving to work on new internet projects,
along with associate editor Colin Hughes.
Hughes joined the Guardian two years ago and has worked on special
projects such as revamping its education section. He will launch an
electronic education site next week.
Page will be replaced by Charlie Burgess, currently assistant editor
responsible for the Saturday edition of the Guardian. He will oversee
the launch of a travel web site under the Guardian Unlimited
Burgess said: ’I will be looking at who our readers are and where they
like to go. I will make the section more user friendly and further
acknowledge that our readers like to have fun.’
Brindle, who has been social services correspondent since 1988, will
take over from Malcolm Dean as editor of the Wednesday Society section.
Dean is to become a leader writer and columnist for Society.
Brindle joined the Guardian from the Financial Times, where he was
Labour correspondent between 1983 and 1988.