Telegraph unveils major editorial changes

Telegraph editor-in-chief Jason Seiken has revealed a string of major editorial changes and promotions following a consultation process involving all staff.

Outgoing editor Tony Gallagher’s replacements have been confirmed: Chris Evans is print editor (Monday to Friday) and Ian MacGregor is print editor for Saturday and Sunday.

Three deputy editors have also been appointed: Rob Winnett, Mark Skipworth and Liz Hunt; formerly head of news, executive editor and associate editor respectively.

Previous deputy editor Benedict Brogan has moved back to full-time writing as associate editor (politics).

Former social media and engagement editor Katy Day has been appointed director of digital content and will lead the portal, mobile/iPad and interactive initiatives at the Telegraph.

Ben Clissitt, previously head of sport, is director of visual journalism with responsibility for the video and picture desks.

Previously executive editor, Richard Ellis is now director, editorial transformation and talent. He will take over operations and budget across print and digital with responsibilities including handling all proposals and requests related to budget and staffing, and leading editorial talent acquisition.

Dan Hickey has been appointed general manager of lifestyle. Hickey has previously worked at Meredith Corporation and more recently as senior vice president for digital products and marketing at a health start-up.

Finally, Gregg Stewart has taken on the role of director of audience development responsible for the acquisition, retention and growth of new audiences.

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