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Womens Own: defection to Best
Womens Own: defection to Best

The Daily Telegraph’s chief political correspondent Toby Helm is now public policy editor. Whitehall editor Christopher Hope becomes legal and home affairs correspondent.

Anna Hodgekiss, previously a senior news reporter at Property Week, is now associate editor of the Daily Mail’s Good Health section.

Jessica Moore takes over as editor of The Guardian’s education supplement while Claire Phipps is on maternity leave. Moore was editor of The Guardian Monthly.

Emma Jacobs is the new features editor for the FT’s Business Life.  Jacobs was assistant UK news editor. David Crouch, who was an online night news editor, has replaced her.

Andrew Ellson, previously deputy personal finance editor, is now personal finance editor at The Times.

Arifa Akbar, previously a news reporter, is now arts reporter at The Independent.

Emma Pryer has quit as showbiz reporter at The Sun to work as a freelance news reporter in Sydney for The Sunday Telegraph.

Anna Pursglove has been promoted from features director to deputy editor at Elle.
Haymarket’s digital marketing title Revolution has appointed Mairi Clark as editor. Clark was previously editor of The Drum, where publisher Gordon Young has taken on the editor’s duties.

Emma Perry has been promoted to TV editor at Time Out. Tom Howard is now deputy TV editor. Dan Jones becomes deputy consumer editor.

Richard Dunnett has quit his role as commissioning editor at Woman’s Own and is now acting deputy features editor at Natmags’ Best magazine. Daisy Price is acting features editor while Charlotte Seligman is on maternity leave.  

Michael Donlevy has been appointed editor at Maxim, where he will replace Derek Harbinson. Donlevy joins from Men’s Fitness, where he was deputy editor.


Daily Telegraph editor at large Jeff Randall will present Jeff Randall Live, a business news show, on Sky News’ 24-hour channel.

Wedding magazine and Wedding TV have have joined forces to produce The Wedding Experts. Starting this month, it will offer advice on how to plan the perfect wedding. Wedding’s acting deputy editor Kate Smallwood will be the presenter of the show.


Matt Baskerville has replaced Mark Hooper as editor of’s 4Music. Hooper has moved to Redwood Publishing.

Simon Smith has joined Heat magazine’s website as content and development manager. Smith was an interactive content producer at MTV. has closed. Haje Kamps, online editor, also edits, which will soon be featuring a GadgetCandy column.

Jenni Regan has started as a producer for BBC One’s consumer programme Watchdog. She was previously a producer for BBC Business News.

Fraser Lewry is now digital editor at music magazine The Word. He will work in a similar role at sister dance and clubbing title Mixmag.

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