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Richard Ellis, deputy editor of The Sunday Telegraph, will oversee the paper with editor-in-chief John Bryant until the arrival of Patience Wheatcroft as editor. Ellis will be standing in for former editor Sarah Sands, who left last week after just eight months in the post. Wheatcroft is currently business and City editor at The Times.

Leila Abboud has been appointed European technology correspondent at The Wall Street Journal, based in Paris. Meanwhile Christina Passariello is to cover the European fashion and luxury goods industries and Alessandra Galloni has been made deputy bureau chief for southern Europe. All report to bureau chief Michael Williams.

The Financial Times is to launch a weekly CEO interview in its Business Life section. New columns in the paper include one on workplace problems by Lucy Kellaway, management by Stefan Stern, and a news analysis, Between the Lines, by international affairs editor Quentin Peel. Meanwhile, Jean Eaglesham has been appointed as chief political correspondent for the paper.

The Daily Telegraph this week launched a property supplement aimed at buyers in London and the South-East. London Property comes out on Thursday and will include information on trends and market analysis. Editor is Richard Holledge.

Greg Gutfeld, editor of lads' mag Maxim, is to leave his post at the end of May after two years at the Dennis Publishing title. He was formerly editor of Stuff at Dennis' US arm.

BBC Magazines is to launch a magazine for girls, Amy, on 19 April. Aimed at five to eight-year-olds, it will include film, arts and crafts, stories and puzzles. Bea Appleby is launch editor of the title, but Vincent Vincent will take over the magazine, to be published every three weeks, from issue two.

Helen Vintner has been made editor of monthly magazine Organic Life, replacing Erica Knight, who has gone freelance. Launched in November last year, content includes reviews of organic products, interviews with sector figures and advice on health and nutrition. The magazine is published by the Guild of Master Craftsmen.

Business and financial broadcaster CNBC Europe has appointed Roslyn Shaw as head of creative solutions. In the newly created position she will oversee the network's branded content such as sponsored programming for clients Shell, BP and Cisco Systems.

BBC News 24 is to launch an afternoon news programme presented by Huw Edwards from 10 April. Running between 5 and 6pm it will contain breaking news, interviews and discussion of the day's events. Edwards will continue to present the Ten O'Clock News on BBC1. Director of news is Helen Boaden.
Marc Webber has joined as deputy editor. He reports to Andrew Oxlade, editor of the Associated New Media site, which covers personal finance and investment.

Carol Ann Dean has been named assistant news editor of Dow Jones Newswires' London-based credit desk. She will oversee coverage of corporate and government bonds, reporting to Paul Hannon, assistant news editor of EMEA Money Spot news. Anousha Sakoui has joined as a reporter covering Europe's credit markets.

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