Prospect appoints deputy and political editors

James Elwes, editor of Financial World magazine, has been appointed as deputy editor of Prospect.

Elwes takes over a post which has been vacant since James Crabtree left Prospect last summer to become comment editor of the Financial Times.

In addition to Elwes’s appointment, the current affairs monthly has also taken on James Macintyre in the newly-created role of political editor.

These appointments come a little over three months after Times chief foreign commentator Bronwen Maddox left the paper to become editor and chief executive of Prospect magazine.

Maddox said: “We are delighted to welcome these new members of the Prospect team.

“Their appointments, and the areas of expertise which they bring, will build Prospect’s reputation even more as the home of the best writing, analysis and discussion about new ideas, current affairs and culture.”

Elwes was appointed as the editor of Financial World in the Summer of 2006, prior to which he was at CNBC, the cable network business news channel, where he worked on the newsdesk and helped to launch the station’s first global financial news programme, Worldwide Exchange.

Before working for CNBC, Elwes was employed by Euromoney’s Legal Media Group, where he worked as a staff writer and interviewer.

Macintyre is a former producer of LWT’s Jonathan Dimbleby programme and BBC1’s Question Time, and a former reporter for the Independent and the New Statesman. He has also written for the Mail on Sunday and Tablet.

Elwes will start at Prospect later in the spring while Macintyre will take up his role next month.

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