Daily Star Sunday editor Gareth Morgan has been made head of digital at Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell.
Morgan will take up the position of group director of digital content with immediate effect as the company seeks to integrate its print and online news operations.
Northern & Shell has yet to appoint a replacement for Morgan as Daily Star Sunday editor.
Morgan will work across the Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily Star and Daily Star Sunday as well as the group’s magazine websites, OK, News and Star.
The appointment comes after Northern & Shell last month announced it was creating 40 editorial online positions.
“I have 22 years of experience as a journalist, 20 of those on national newspapers and ten as a tabloid editor,” said Morgan.
“But I have never taken on anything as important as this. The transition from print-focused operation to a combined digital and print newsroom is essential to ensure the future of journalism – the profession I love.”
Northern & Shell editorial director Paul Ashford said: “I am delighted that Gareth is bringing his experience and journalistic flair to this newly created position.
“His instincts and creativity will enable us to develop a new digital environment to complement our existing print operations and continue the integration investment we have already begun.”