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IPC is to switch editors at two of its women’s titles. Julie Barton-Breck, editor of Family Circle, and Essentials editor Karen Livermore, will swap roles in October.

The Financial Times has promoted deputy personal finance editor Pauline Skypala to editor of its weekly fund management tabloid FTfm. She replaces Simon Targett, who has been made features editor, and takes up her new role on 23 August.

The Guardian has recruited Evening Standard TV critic Victor Lewis-Smith as its restaurant critic. He replaces Matthew Fort, who will remain food and drink editor at the paper. Lewis-Smith’s weekly piece will appear in the Saturday Weekend magazine from 11 September.

Future Network has appointed entertainment division group senior editor Julie Tolley as interim editor of Spanish Homes Magazine, following the acquisition of the property title this month. Future is now looking to recruit a permanent editor. The title was sold by Spanish homes Magazine Ltd.

Emily Dubberley, author of Brief Encounters: The Essential Guide to Casual Sex, has been hired as editor of a newly created erotic magazine for women, called Scarlet. The title, which launches in October, will concentrate on features for ‘intelligent women who are sexually confident’, according to a statement from Scarlet Publishing publisher Gavin Griffiths.

BBC Magazines’ Top Gear title is expanding with the launch of two editions, in Russia and the Philippines. The Russian edition will appear on newsstands from next month, with the Philippines edition set to launch by the end of the year. The title’s publisher is Adam Waddell.

Train operators First Great Western and First Great Western Link have launched an on-board magazine called Reach. The quarterly title is designed and produced by The Press Association, with Emily Shelley of its contract publishing arm taking the role of content editor. Editorial will feature travel ideas within the South-West region that the operators cover, as well as interviews with local celebrities.


The BBC has announced that Breakfast with Frost is to end, with host Sir David Frost instead to front a new evening show, with the working title of The Frost Interview. This will launch after the next general election, when Breakfast with Frost will be cancelled. Breakfast with Frost editor Barney Jones is set to carry on with the new programme, which may run across a number of BBC channels.

Gavin Allen, assistant editor on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, has been promoted to the role of deputy editor. The programme’s editor is Kevin Marsh.

Magicalia has hired Guy Andrews as editor of cycling website Andrews formerly ran his own agency Pressure PR and replaces Maria Muennich, who has become managing editor of Magicalia., which is edited by Chris Mooney, has launched a readers poll cashing in on the new football season, called Championship of Women. The online title has linked a model with a Premiership team and is asking readers to vote for the sexiest women each week.

Future Publishing has revamped the senior management of its online arm. Publishing director David Maher-Roberts has taken overall control of the internet business, with a key role to integrate online activity with the magazine business. The publishing firm has also announced the promotion of head of multi-media Julie Stuckes to the role of head of new media operations.

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