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<em>Woman</em>: new food news page
Woman: new food news page
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Tim Lewis, former editor of The Independent on Sunday’s Review section, is the new editor of Observer Sport Monthly. He will join The Observer in September.

The Daily Telegraph‘s political editor, George Jones, is leaving and will be replaced by The Sun’s deputy political editor, Andrew Porter. Graeme Wilson, currently The Daily Telegraph’s political correspondent, is moving to The Sun to replace Porter.

Grace Bradberry, deputy editor of The Times magazine section, is the main contact for gardening after Annie Gatti’s departure as gardening editor.

Psychologies magazine associate editor Rufus Purdy is the new editor of hotel guidebook and website Mr and Mrs Smith. The travel guide founder and outgoing editor Juliet Kinsman goes on maternity leave next month and will return in the role of editor-in-chief.

Fortnightly women’s magazine More will become a weekly magazine from September. Lisa Smosarski remains editor.

Future Publishing’s Official Playstation Magazine has promoted Ben Wilson to deputy editor. Leon Hurley, previously news editor, is now commissioning editor.

Emma Sibbles, previously features assistant, has been promoted to assistant commissioning editor at Marie Claire.

Redwood Publishing is producing a new customer magazine for Virgin Media, with the first issue to be published in early October. Mark Hooper is the editor and main contact.

High Life magazine acting associate editor Emily Mathieson is moving to Condé Nast Traveller. She will be replaced by Francesca Syz for the rest of Angelina Villa-Clarke’s maternity leave.

Ben’s Kitchen, the new food news page in IPC’s Woman magazine, launches this week. Food samples and information should now be directed to Ben Dakin.

Freelancer Jai Breitnauer is currently acting features editor at IPC’s Essentials (r) magazine, contributing articles on real life, relationships, family and work/life balance.

The Dunfermline Press Group has bought Berkshire Regional Newspapers from Trinity Mirror.

Beth Myers has been appointed deputy editor of Grand Designs magazine, replacing Fiona Sibley, who has left to join Design Week. Myers was previously senior sub, and will be replaced by former Ikea Family Live chief sub Morag Bruce.

BROADCAST

Broadcast journalist Emma Goswell has joined BBC Radio Manchester as a newsreader. She previously spent four years at Imagine FM in Stockport.

Energy FM has hired Lindsay Walker as a reporter. Walker joins a four-strong news team at the Isle of Man radio station.

DIGITAL


Paul Johnston has joined Yahoo! UK in the newly created role of TV & video editor. He was previously TV editor at AOL.

Publishers Hachette Filipacchi UKhas hired Priya Prakash as creative director and Jae Lee as art director for its digital business. Both join from the BBC’s new media department.

Compiled by Clare O’Connor - clare.o’connor@haymarket.com & sponsored by PR Newswire

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