James Montgomery, who had been the Financial Times U.S. news editor, is going to London to become the paper’s online editor, according to an article in Brand Republic this morning.
Alex Donohue writes, “Financial Times editor Lionel Barber has made more key appointments, bringing James Montgomery back from the US to be the editor of FT.com, replacing Simon Targett, who was editor of the site for less than a year.
“Montgomery will return to London from his current post as the FT’s US news editor later this month. Targett, who was only made FT.com editor in June last year, will become editor of the FT’s special supplements and reports.
“The FT says Montgomery will help strengthen the website’s position as the world’s most popular business news website. It currently has more than 85,000 subscribers,
“Montgomery will report to Barber and work alongside Paul Murphy, who was recently made FT.com’s development editor.”
Read the article here.
Just one point: The FT.com is not the world’s most popular business news site. WSJ.com has nearly 800,000 paid subscribers.