Telegraph Media Group has announced the latest changes in its never-ending editorial restructuring programme. The company made 50 redundancies last month, bringing the total to more than 160 since it relocated to is current Buckingham Palace Road home in late 2006. While the headcount has dropped TMG has continued to hire journalists, or move them around, to build its new media strategy:
— Guy Ruddle, editor of the Telegraph TV video news effort, has been appointed head of visuals, responsible for the newly merged pictures department as well as Telegraph TV, now overseeing all online video on Telegraph.co.uk. Kim Scott-Clark is made head of pictures and Sumant Bhatia is now head of Telegraph TV. Ruddle has called for the BBC’s iPlayer technology to be opened out to the rest of the industry, including newspapers.
— Other changes include author Brian MacArthur taking the assistant editor (books) job, Harry De Quetteville is appointed people editor, in charge of obituaries and Weekend editor Jon Stock is now head of TMG’s online Lifestyle channel.