OLD Media Moves

Dow Jones FX Trader makes promotions

July 2, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Gabriella Stern, the managing editor of the Dow Jonex FX Trader, made the following staff promotion announcement on Monday:

We are delighted to announce changes in Europe’s FX, economics, policy and credit leadership team under Managing Editor Jenny Paris. They are designed to add depth and draw clear areas of expertise in guiding European coverage as the sovereign debt crisis enters (yet another) phase. 

Geoffrey Smith and Katie Martin are promoted to assistant managing editors. Assistant Managing Editor Paul Hannon will deputize for Jenny in her absence. All three will continue to be based in London.

–Geoff Smith: As Assistant Managing Editor, succeeding Jenny, Geoff will help manage euro-zone coverage with a particular focus on monetary and regulatory policies. In his new role, Geoff will supervise the Frankfurt-based reporters covering the European Central Bank.

A Dow Jones veteran of nearly 19 years (save for a brief investment banking gig), Geoff is no stranger to the ECB. He reported on the central bank for nearly two years until early 2011, when he moved back to London as a senior reporter covering economics and financial regulation. Before that, Geoff held several management positions, including five years as Moscow bureau chief, and stints as an assistant news editor for energy coverage in London and as Vienna bureau chief. Geoff joined Dow Jones in 1993 as a Bundesbank and capital markets reporter in Germany.

–Katie Martin: Katie, who has been news editor for FX for the past 18 months, is promoted to Assistant Managing Editor, FX & Fixed Income Markets. Katie will continue leading the London FX team while now also managing sovereign and corporate bond coverage. Fixed Income News Editor Carol Dean will report to Katie.

Katie joined Dow Jones eight years ago as an FX reporter, distinguishing herself with her deep knowledge of the industry and its key players; she has emerged as a crucial driving force behind our FX coverage in the region. She previously worked at Euromoney.

–Paul Hannon: Paul will assist Jenny in guiding coverage in Europe, the Middle East & Africa. He will continue to be in charge of all macroeconomics coverage and manage the U.K. economics team and the Dublin bureau; his duties will expand to include supervision of our newly minted Israel bureau. Paul will continue to look at Central & Eastern Europe FX, macro and policy coverage, working closely with that area’s managing editor, Anita Greil.

Paul has been instrumental in regional economics coverage (including re-engineering EconApp). As the crisis deepens, covering Europe’s stumbling economy will remain a top priority under Paul’s guidance.

Please join us in congratulating Geoff, Katie and Paul in their new and revamped roles.

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