Contact book update

Your update on new launches, new hires and developments in the world of print, broadcast and online media.


Helen Power has replaced Robert Watts as editor of The Sunday Telegraph’s City diary, Royal Exchange. Watts has become Whitehall correspondent. Also at the paper, Mark Choueke has joined as leisure reporter. Previously at Marketing Week, he replaces Louisa Gault, who now lives in New Zealand.

The National Magazine Company’s bimonthly Coast magazine has hired Clare Gogerty as editor, starting in March. She will work alongside Susy Smith, who has been promoted to editor-in-chief. As of February, Coast will go monthly. Gogerty is currently deputy editor of insideout, The Sunday Times’ monthly homes magazine. Her replacement is yet to be decided.

Editor of Emap’s NW, Helen Johnston, is to become editor of IPC Connect’s Now in April. The hunt is on for Johnston’s replacement.

Over The Counter, the magazine for community pharmacy support staff, has relaunched. Fiona Salvage remains editor of the now monthly publication.

Emily Compton has become social editor of Condé Nast’s Tatler after Clare Milford Haven left last year.

Malika Dalamal is now freelancing as shopping editor of the Daily Mail’s Weekend after Emma Lucas left. Dalamal was previously fashion co-ordinator at The Daily Telegraph.

Practical Parenting has been redesigned with a more contemporary look, more pages devoted to shopping, cooking and fashion, and a Green Baby page.

Former reviews editor John Mulvey has been promoted to deputy editor of IPC Ignite!’s Uncut, replacing Paul Lester.

Krissi Murison, former NME features editor and new bands editor, has been promoted to deputy editor. She replaces Alex Needham, who now works for Guardian Unlimited. Murison’s replacement has yet to be decided.

Siobhan Wykes is the new associate editor at Love it! magazine. She will oversee the showbiz, fashion, beauty, home and health sections. Her previous role as specials editor of Woman’s Own is yet to be filled. She replaces Liz Jarvis (PRWeek, 12 Jan).


Elliott Gotkine
has taken a reporter role at Bloomberg TV, based in London. He was formerly at the BBC, where he was South America correspondent and most recently business reporter/producer in London.

Gerald Main is to be the new editor of BBC Essex in March. The former editor of BBC Radio Suffolk, he replaces Margaret Hyde, who is retiring.


IPC is to launch a website for In Style, its fashion and style magazine, in April. It will focus on celebrity style, fashion, beauty and party news. Maria Milano has been appointed website editor. Currently acting editor-in-chief of Condé Nast Interactive – looking after , , and – she joins on 12 February. Trish Halpin will remain editor.

An interactive guide to online shopping for women – – launches on 12 February, edited by Georgie Coleridge Cole.

Steve Hawkes has joined The Times Online as industry reporter. He was previously deputy business editor at the Daily Mirror.

Compiled by Kate Magee E & sponsored by PR Newswire

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