The Financial Times has named news editor Robert Shrimsley as the new managing editor of its online operations, writes Mark Sweney of The Guardian.
Sweney writes, “Lionel Barber, the FT editor, described the changes, which come as FT.com has revealed it has broken the 1 million registered user barrier, as part of the ongoing strategy to offer an integrated web and print offering.
“Shrimsley, who has held the role of news editor for the past three years, takes over from James Montgomery.
“Montgomery, who has held the role for more than two years, is exploring ‘several options’ in print and online at the FT.
“Shrimsley, who also writes Notebook, the FT’s daily satirical column, will work closely with FT.com’s managing director Rob Grimshaw.
“‘Robert’s appointment and leadership will be key to further growing the online presence of the Financial Times as we manage our ongoing online and print integration,’ said Barber.”
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