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


Will Iredale, home news rep­orter at the Sunday Times, will be leaving the paper after eight years to take up a job at Brian Mac­Lau­r­in Associates.

The Sunday Times Whitehall correspondent Robert Winnett is leaving to join the Daily Telegraph as a senior reporter. Philip Johnston has been promoted to assistant editor at the Daily Telegraph.

The Times’ The Knowledge supplement has appointed Nigel Kendall as acting editor for the summer. Previous editor Dominic Wells has left to freelance and write a screenplay.

IPC’s Motor Boats Monthly has promoted Carl Rich­ard­son from deputy editor to editor. Richardson takes over from Simon Collis.

Claire Donnelly has returned from maternity leave and will be continuing her role as senior features writer for the Daily Mirror. Donnelly now works from the Manchester office.

Rachel Sharp has recently been promoted to editor of Newsquest’s NW London Times series, whose publications include the Hillingdon Times, Ealing Times and Harrow Times. Sharp was previously chief reporter of the series.

Clare Howell has been app­ointed PA to the editor of House Beautiful, Julia Goodwin. Howell is also the main point of contact for House Beautiful’s website.

Future Publishing’s Official PlayStation Magazine has promoted games editor Ben Wilson to deputy editor.

Dan George has been promo­ted to editor at Future Pub­lis­h­­ing’s Hi-Fi Choice. Geor­ge formerly worked as dep­uty editor at the magazine.

Panini’s Bliss magazine has recently made freelancer Lydia Thomson permanent as fashion & beauty assistant and promoted Rebecca Davies to features writer.

Deputy editor of Woman & Home Natasha Cook has moved across to the maga­zine’s sister title Woman’s Own, where she takes the same title.



BBC Radio 4 has launched interactive radio travel programme Traveller’s Tree. Fi Glover is the main point of contact for the new series.

Richard Purvis is now news editor at Gcap Media’s Nor­thants 96.6 FM Radio. Purvis previously worked at 96.3 Radio Aire as news editor.

DIGITAL, the online magazine for ‘high net worth’ women by private bank Coutts & Co, has relaunched this month to include more news stories and features. Claire Symonds is the site’s editor.

PropertyWise will be launching a new website in the coming months as a companion to its monthly publication. PropertyWise’s editor is James McAlister.

Showbiz, TV, lifestyle and technology journalist ­Jonathan Weinberg has joined agency Shiny Media as a part-time freelancer. He’ll be editing lads’ travel blog He will also con­tinue his work for The Sun.

ITV Granada has launched a new local broadband TV channel, at The channel mana­ger is Joanna Ashton and the news editor is Anna Youssef.

After freelancing at Emap’s NW­Daily­­.­, Beth Ivory has been appointed as online editor at the publication.

Compiled by Clare O’Connor - clare.o’ & sponsored by PR Newswire

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