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PRESS Gerard Baker has been appointed assistant editor and US editor of The Times. Currently associate editor of the Financial Times, Baker will write on global political trends as a columnist and will lead The Times’s US election coverage. He reports to editor Robert Thomson.

London Evening Standard travel editor Sally Shalam, who has been in the role for eight years, is leaving to freelance in the travel sector. The travel section of the paper has recently been cut from three days to two.

Dave Calhoun has been appointed to the role of film editor at London listing smagazine Time Out. Formerly deputy editor of Dazed & Confused, he replaces Tom Charity.

Jonathan Heawood is to become editor of left-wing political quarterly Fabian Review in July. He replaces Ellie Levenson, who has quit to join the comms team at End Child Poverty. Heawood has freelanced for The Observer and Independent on Sunday.

Maxim Fashion, the biannual spin-off from Dennis Publishing’s Maxim, is to be printed on the reverse of the monthly every six months. Formerly standalone, the title will have its own cover and editorial content. Maxim Fashion editor is Tom Stubbs. The first combined issue is out on 26 August.

The Financial Times this week launched three Tuesday-to-Friday columns. Mudlark, written by senior UK companies reporter

Clay Harris, covers City gossip. Former UK news editor Robert Shrimsley’s Notebook looks at politics and social affairs, while investment editor Philip Coggan’s Short View analyses global equities, bonds and currencies.

Motoring magazine Redline has made Danny Walter its managing editor. In the newly created role, former production editor Walter will oversee day-to-day management of the editorial team. Redline is produced by Future Publishing.

BROADCAST

Sugar TV is to launch on MTV Hits on 5 July. Editorial content will include celebrity gossip and fashion tips, called Sugar Scoop and Sugar Style. The show is a spin-off from Hachette Filipacchi’s teen magazine Sugar and will be presented by Emma Griffiths.

BBC Wales’s Lowri Gwilym is joining rival broadcaster S4C as commissioning editor for general factual, which includes current affairs. Ceri Sherlock has been made commissioning editor, music. They report to Iona Jones, director of programmes.

Katherine Wong has been hired as producer of Hit 40 UK, the long-running Sunday chart show produced for commercial radio by Somethin’ Else. The show has been revamped with new presenters Katy Hill and Simon Hirst.

Gerry Burke is to be programme controller of Glasgow-based radio station Saga 105.2FM, the third in the Saga network that targets the over-50s with news and music. The station is due to launch in the autumn.

NEW MEDIA

Dow Jones Newswires has made Randy Walerius editor, enterprise, with a remit to drive features, columns and investigations. Jason Rogers will oversee daily news coverage as senior news editor, spot news.Both are newly created posts based in London. They report to Gabriella Stern, senior editor EMEA.

Monthly style magazine Wallpaper* has launched a website, wallpaper.com, which will contain weekly updates on interiors, design, architecture, travel and fashion. The site will be edited by the magazine’s print team, led by editor-in-chief Jeremy Langmead.

An online lifestyle guide for the Midlands is to launch on 1 July by Leicester-based 69, a magazine aimed at 20 to 30-year-olds. The website, www.69-247.com, will carry editorial on fashion, music, bars and restaurants. Editor is Kevin Urquhart.

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