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Senior editorial changes at the Telegraph

The Telegraph has announced some key new editorial appointments, promotions and responsibilities – all reporting to Chris Evans, Director of Content and Editor, The Daily Telegraph.

Malcolm Coles has been appointed to the position of Director, Digital Media, replacing Ben Clissitt who leaves TMG at the end of the year. Malcolm joins from the Mirror Online where he is Digital Director. He will be responsible for all of TMG’s Digital Media. Malcolm will start in early 2015.

Malcolm Coles said: “It’s an exciting time to join the Telegraph. I look forward to helping such an established brand continue to be successful in a digital age.”

In addition, the following appointments have been made:-

Robert Winnett, Deputy Editor and Deputy Director of Content, will be responsible for News content both online and in paper. Rob will oversee The Telegraph’s homepage, UK News, World, Politics, Breaking News, Print Production as well as Sport, Comment, Obits, Court & Social & Letters.

Allister Heath, Deputy Editor and Deputy Director of Content, will oversee all Business content including personal finance. In addition he will be responsible for the Tech and Property sections both online and in paper.

Ian MacGregor is appointed, Director, Leisure in addition to Weekend Editor. Ian will oversee the following sections: Travel, Arts & Entertainment and Cars as well as the specialist channels of food & drink, gardening, interiors, health & wellbeing and puzzles.

Kate Day is appointed Director, Future Media. Kate will help to shape strategy for digital media for TMG, identifying trends, opportunities and requirements. As part of this expanded role, she will liaise with a range of technology and media companies. Kate also assumes responsibility for devising and implementing all editorial staff digital training.

Additionally, there will be an announcement of Director of Lifestyle, overseeing magazines, features, fashion, luxury and beauty in due course.

Chris Evans, Editor of The Daily Telegraph and Director of Content said: “These six people will form the senior editorial team who will oversee our transformation into a digital first media newsroom that also produces a fantastic newspaper. I am delighted that Malcolm is joining our team. These key appointments will ensure that our content continues to lead the field; both in paper and online.”