The Press Association is to supply a range of feature-led lifestyle supplements to Johnston Press’s regional daily and weekly newspapers. They are expected to cover travel, food and drink and life for over-50s. Editorial director is Tony Watson.
Haymarket Group has acquired its first women’s title, Eve, from BBC Magazines. Editor Sara Cremer and her editorial team are expected to transfer to Haymarket. The title was put up for sale in December.
Simon Geller, former editor of defunct men’s magazine Cut, is to join Sky magazine as editor. The title is produced by contract publisher John Brown Citrus, and Geller is expected to oversee a redesign.
Paula Reed has been made fashion director of Grazia magazine, the Italian weekly which Emap is due to launch in the UK next month. Reed reports to editor-in-chief Fiona McIntosh.
Johnathon Hughes has been named editor of Hachette Filipacchi’s All About Soap. The former deputy editor starts next week, replacing Lorna Cowan who is joining Holiday Which?.
Eoin McSorley, editor of publisher Highbury’s lads’ mag Front, is to join rival Maxim as managing editor, where he will report to editor Greg Gutfield. Maxim is produced by Dennis Publishing.
The Financial Times has launched three columns. Inside Business is written by chief feature writer Sathnam Sanghera each Friday, while a Thursday slot will cover law, accountancy and consultancy; there will also be a weekly feature on innovation, covering science, technology and finance.
Jeff Zycinski has been appointed head of Radio Scotland. He joined the BBC in 1992 and was most recently editor of entertainment and events at BBC Scotland. Zycinski will report to BBC Scotland controller Ken MacQuarrie.
Mark Sharman, former deputy managing director of Sky Networks, has been made ITV controller of sport. He replaces Brian Barwick, who will take over as chief executive of the Football Association at the end of the month. Sharman, who left Sky in 2003, has also been controller of sport at Channel 4.
Nikki Bedi started her new job presenting the daily 4pm news and entertainment Drive show on BBC Asian Network this week. She was formerly presenter of the network’s weekend Hot Breakfast programme.
John Peel’s evening shows on BBC Radio 1 are to be replaced by three slots hosted by different DJs and featuring ‘new and diverse’ music from 1 February. Huw Stephens, Ras Kwame and Rob Da Bank will present from Tuesday to Thursday. Andy Parfitt is controller of the station.
Astrid Zweynert has been made UK online editor of Reuters, responsible for the website reuters.co.uk. Formerly the site’s chief reporter, she joined Reuters in 1994, before which she was with United Press International and Bloomberg News.
ITV is to launch Teletext services across all its digital channels this summer. As part of a ten-year deal, editorial content will include news, sport, travel and entertainment features. The existing analogue service will continue. Teletext editor-in-chief is John Sage.
Time magazine has created a website for its news and features archive for the first time, divided into subject areas such as health and nutrition and love and sex. The resource is available at timearchive.com.
Joshua Macht is editor of time.com.