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Changes at The i paper

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The i paper has made a series of appointments.

Daisy Wyatt has been appointed acting head of digital, working on strategy, leading recruitment and delivering audience goals. She served as digital editor at the title and can be found tweeting @daisy_wyatt.

Luke Bailey has been named acting digital editor, responsible for day-to-day editing of inews.co.uk. Before this he served as Senior Digital Editor at the title. He can be found tweeting @imbadatlife.

Barbara Speed has been appointed acting managing editor, effective Monday, 17 June. She will return to her role as opinion editor in the autumn. She tweets @bspeed8.

Deputy comment editor & features writer Kasia Delgado is appointed acting opinion editor, effective from Monday, 17 June. She can be found on Twitter @KasiaLDelgado.

Jane Merrick joins The i paper as policy editor. Her remit will be stories about public policy, including on Brexit, but especially on the real-world impact of policy beyond Brexit. Formerly political editor of The Independent on Sunday and political correspondent for the Daily Mail, Jane has been reporting from Westminster since 2001 and is currently a commentator for The TelegraphThe Times and The i paper, as well as co-editor of The Spoon email briefing. Jane starts on Monday 24 June and can be found tweeting @janemerrick23.

Richard Vaughan, previously i’s Education correspondent, has been appointed political correspondent. Richard can be found tweeting @RichardVaughan1.

Chloe Chaplain, previously staff writer on inews.co.uk is appointed political reporter, effective immediately. She can be found tweeting @ChaplainChloe.

Natasha Salmon joins as social media editor. Previously senior social media producer at Metro.co.uk, Natasha will manage The i paper’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Natasha starts on Monday 17 June and can be found tweeting @Tash_Salmon.

Rachel Bayne joins as digital producer from The Sun, where she worked as digital production night editor. Rachel will start on Tuesday 18 June.

Ben Saunders joins as sports layout sub-editor. Ben was sports editor of The Royal Gazette in Bermuda, having previously spent nine years on The Times’ sport desk, covering NFL among other sports. He starts on Monday 24 June.