London – June 28, 2011 – News International has today announced that a new Managing Editor structure is being put in place across its four titles.
These unique new roles will support the title Editors in the implementation of editorial integration and redefine the way in which editorial budgets are allocated and spent.
Richard Caseby has been appointed Group Managing Editor, NGN, with responsibility for The Sun and the News of the World.
Anoushka Healy has been appointed Group Managing Editor, TNL with responsibility for The Times and The Sunday Times.
Rebekah Brooks, Chief Executive of News International, said: "This new structure will enable each title to share best practice and to focus more resources on front line journalism and content creation.
"We will take a comprehensive look at where there is common ground across our titles and where we should remain unique. Where there is common ground we will find ways of implementing efficiencies to editorial systems and processes and, where appropriate, we will find ways of introducing seven day working.
"I am delighted Richard and Anoushka have taken on these new roles. They both have the necessary experience and passion for journalism to fulfill this task."
Bill Akass, Managing Editor of the News of the World, is appointed to Executive Editor of the News of the World where he will be responsible for executive development, regulatory compliance and general ombudsman duties signalling the importance of these areas for the paper. He will continue to report to editor, Colin Myler.
Graham Dudman, Managing Editor of The Sun, is appointed to the role of Editorial Development Director where he will have overall responsibility for developing training, talent and skills across News International's four titles. Graham will report to Derrick Crowley, Group HR Director.
Rebekah Brooks said:
"I would like to congratulate both Graham and Bill on their opportunities and thank them for the significant work they have both done in their roles as Managing Editor."
News Group Newspapers (NGN) is publisher of The Sun and the News of the World, and is part of NI Group Ltd (known as News International).
Times Newspapers Limited (TNL) is publisher of The Times and The Sunday Times, and part of NI Group Ltd (known as News International).
News International publishes The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun and the News of the World. In terms of growth, share, circulation and reader engagement, the Company's titles are among the world's most successful. Newsprinters prints the national titles and operates as a contract printing subsidiary for the three state of the art printing plants. Further brands which are part of the group include the Times Literary Supplement and milkround.co.uk. The News International group has an investment in fashion website BrandAlley.co.uk. In 2007, News International became the UK's first carbon neutral newspaper publisher. This was achieved by increasing energy efficiency, switching to renewable energy and combined heat and power and purchasing high quality offsets.
Anoushka Healy is the Managing Editor of The Times and was previously Assistant Editor for Strategy & Development working on new product launches for the newspaper. Anoushka joined The Times in November 2002 as the Editorial Communications Director. Prior to joining The Times, Anoushka was Head of Corporate Communications at the Financial Times for seven years. She
has a degree in Modern languages.
Richard Caseby is the Managing Editor of The Sunday Times and has been for the last 13 years. He has worked on The Sunday Times for 22 years in many roles from reporter to head of home news, foreign and investigations. Most recently he helped to set up The Sunday Times website and award-winning iPad teams. He is a graduate of Durham University and was a Daily Mail staff news reporter for four years.
Graham Dudman joined The Sun in 1990 as a reporter and has held a number of roles on the paper including Moscow Correspondent, Foreign Editor, News Editor, Assistant Editor (News), Associate Editor, Assistant Editor (Features) and was on the editing rota before being made Managing Editor in 2004.
Bill Akass was appointed Managing Editor of NotW in August 2009 and had previously been Editorial Development Director for News InternationaI where he was part of the relaunch of The Times website TimesOnline. He was the launch editor for The Sun online and joined New International 16 years ago as Night News Editor on The Sun. Before NI, Bill was a news reporter on the Daily Mirror for 9 years.
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