just-drinks.com has recruited a deputy editor and reporter.
just-drinks, the online information, insight and intelligence provider for the global drinks industry, has appointed James Wilmore as deputy editor. Wilmore has replaced Chris Mercer in this role and will work remotely in London.
Wilmore has spent the last year as a freelance journalist for the likes of Caterer & Hotelkeeper, Harpers Wine & Spirit and Imbibe. He was previously deputy news editor at The Publican for six years.
Mercer, who is set to go freelance, will continue with just-drinks as a regular commentator on the drinks industry.
Assuming the position from 12 March, Wilmore will head up the day-to-day news and features output, as well as dealing with freelance pitches.
Andy Morton joins just-drinks as reporter on 2 April. He will work across all beverage sectors covered by just-drinks – beer, bottled water, soft drinks, spirits and wine
Morton has just completed PMA Media Training’s post-graduate diploma in magazine journalism. He has also held writing and sub-editing roles with Sydney Morning Herald, Shanghai Daily and Taipei Times.
Michelle Russell, formerly senior reporter with just-drinks, has been promoted to the news editor role at sister site just-food.
Both Wilmore and Morton will report to managing editor Olly Wehring.