Media Relations: Contact book update

The latest update on all the new launches, hires and developments in the world of print, broadcast and digital media.

Country Life: features editor
Country Life: features editor

PRESS
The New Statesman has appointed Jason Cowley, currently editor of literary magazine Granta, as its own editor to join later this year.

Valentine Low from the Evening Standard is to become The Times' royal correspondent. She replaces Alan Hamilton who has left after nearly 40 years.

The Independent acting features editor Guy Adams has moved to the US as LA correspondent, replacing Andrew Gumbel.

Daniel Fulvio has moved from his role as news editor at American magazine In Touch Weekly to be editor at large for gossip weekly Heat.

Sarah Bailey has moved from her role as contributing editor at US Harper's Bazaar to the UK version of the title, where she is now deputy editor.

Rebecca Pearson is now features editor at Country Life magazines, replacing Rupert Uloth, who has started as deputy editor.

City AM has hired freelancer Zoe Strimpel as a features and lifestyle writer.

Investors Chronicle companies writer Amanda Vermeulen is joining the Financial Times as a reporter on the UK companies desk.

Katie Banks has joined Closer as a news and showbiz writer. She was previously at Reveal.

Society monthly Tatler has hired Emma Smith as deputy beauty editor. Smith was international beauty assistant on Vogue Asia.

Grazia features writer Hattie Brett has been promoted to senior features writer.

Tom Tivnan, a reporter at The Bookseller, has been promoted to features editor, replacing Liz Bury.

Richard Ford has joined The Grocer as fresh foods reporter. He was previously a lawyer in the City.

The News (Portsmouth) has promoted news reporter Alex Forsyth to political editor.

Organic and Natural business magazine has hired Helen Gregory as editor. She replaces Jennifer Britt.

Brighton gay and lesbian magazine 3SIXTY will be available nationally. The editor is Torsten Hojer.

Former Croydon Guardian editor Helen Barnes is now editor of the Richmond and Twickenham Times and the Staines Guardian.

Shropshire Newspapers has appointed Neil Thomas as editor of Shropshire Magazine replacing Henry Carpenter.

BROADCAST
Bauer's Q Radio, which launches next week, has hired stand up comic Russell Kane and founder of Acid Jazz Records Eddie Piller as presenters.

DIGITAL
Ian Dunt has joined politics.co.uk as editor. Dunt was acting editor of pinknews.co.uk as well as freelancing at The Independent.

Media Corporation has appointed Nigel Brown as editor of the soon-to-be-launched website sport.co.uk. Brown was features writer for T3, Future's gadget magazine.

Paul Jones has been appointed online editor and digital media manager for Business Matters magazine, Clearsight Publishing's SME title. Jones moves from The New Yorker.

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