Promotion for Cohen in editorial shake-up at Standard - Press Gazette

Promotion for Cohen in editorial shake-up at Standard

The Evening Standard has announced a series of promotions at the paper including David Cohen, who spearheaded the Evening Standard’s Dispossessed and Get London Reading campaigns, being named campaigns editor in addition to his role as chief features writer.

Assistant editor Ian Walker has been appointed associate editor, while executive features editor Charlotte Ross has been promoted to assistant editor (features and online).

Political correspondent Nic Cecil becomes deputy political editor and Craig Woodhouse becomes political correspondent, while deputy art director Lee Bearton has been named news arts director.

In other moves announced yesterday:

  • Tim Nichols has been appointed assistant sports editor in the recently created sports department for the Evening Standard and Independent newspapers.
  • Kara Dolman joins the Evening Standard as deputy features editor. She was previously with Closer Magazine;
  • Rosamund Urwin, who was previously in the Standard’s City department, has been appointed a writer and columnist in the features department.
  • Victoria Stewart has been appointed features commissioning editor and Jasmine Gardner a features writer.
  • Reporters Ben Moore-Bridger, Mark Blunden and Miranda Bryant have joined the staff on the Standard’s news team covering the Olympics.

In November it emerged that 20 editorial jobs were being cut across both Evening Standard and The Independent following the decision to merge their sports and business departments.

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