The former editor of FT.com, James Montgomery, has left to become director of digital content for the BBC’s World News channel.
In a new role for the corporation’s international, advertising-supported news website, Montgomery will be charged with developing the editorial and commercial elements of the online news services for overseas users.
Montgomery, who left on 2 May and joins the BBC on 25 May, will report to Sian Kevill, editorial director for BBC World News, along with BBC global news director Richard Sambrook.
Montgomery was US news editor for the Financial Times for two years before being appointed to edit FT.com in 2006. He was replaced by Robert Shrimsley who became managing editor of the FT site in January.
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