Rupert Steiner has been appointed City editor of The Business. Currently media and retail correspondent at the Sunday paper, he takes up his new role next month.
Louise Oswald is to edit the News Of The World's Sunday magazine. Currently the National Enquirer's deputy editor in the US,
she takes up the new role early in 2006. She replaces Judy McGuire, who is now editorial director of News International's magazine division (PRWeek, 7 October).
Jamie Doward, social affairs editor of The Observer since 2001, has been made home affairs editor. He replaces Martin Bright, who is now at the New Statesman. Meanwhile, Mark Townsend, Observer environment and transport correspondent, has become crime correspondent. He joined the paper three years ago and previously worked for the Daily and Sunday Express.
Hachette Filipacchi UK this week launched Crime Confidential, a fortnightly real-life crime magazine aimed at women aged 20 to 44 who watch TV crime dramas and programmes such as Crimewatch. The editor is Nick Chalmers, ex-editor of Sugar. Editorial director is Lysanne Currie.
Future Publishing is to launch Zap!, a magazine for seven to 13-year-old boys. Published every three weeks, the first issue is out on 3 November. Editorial will be oriented towards videogaming news and reviews, although there will be celeb interviews and comic content. The editor is Cavan Scott.
The Wall Street Journal Europe has relaunched its Friday culture and leisure supplement, Personal Journal, as Weekend Journal. New sections include Lifestyle, which covers topics such as fashion and home, finance page Money Matters, and Pursuits, which deals with leisure activities. The editor is Dagmar Aalund.
Shaun Keaveny is to host the Friday breakfast show on music station Xfm from next week. Lauren Laverne, who will host from Monday to Thursday, will have a mid-afternoon show on Fridays. Andy Ashton is Xfm programme director.
Stuart Murphy, controller of BBC Three since its launch in 2003, is quitting to join independent production company RDF. Jana Bennett is BBC director of television.
Pete Clifton has been appointed head of BBC News Interactive, responsible for BBC News Online, Ceefax, digital text, interactive TV and broadband services. He reports to Helen Boaden, director of BBC News.
Jon Cudby has been made editor of FTadviser.com. The site, aimed at independent financial advisers, carries editorial on personal finance news and trends. Cudby was previously deputy editor of Money Management.
Maxim's UK website was relaunched this week with new sections including dedicated video channel Maxim TV and Maxim Bet, a guide to online gambling. Online editor is Monir Khan.
Reed Business Information is to launch Travolution on 11 November. The brand will comprise a website, travolution.co.uk, e-news services and a digital and print magazine. Martin Lane, current editor of RBI's Travel Weekly, will edit the launch of Travolution, but leaves next month to be associate publisher of RBI's Travel Week in Australia. His replacement joins in January.