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Will Lewis ‘In Talks’ To Join News International

By Roy Greenslade: It comes as no surprise to read that Will Lewis, the former Daily Telegraph editor, is engaged in talks with News International at Wapping.

The Financial Times reports that Lewis “is discussing a number of possible roles at the group”.

His digital experience and enthusiasm are likely to see him take a senior position in News Int’s digital division.

It was significant that one of Lewis’s former colleagues at Telegraph Media Group, its chief information officer, Paul Cheesbrough, was hired last month to be News Int’s CIO.

Cheesbrough and Lewis worked closely together at TMG’s Euston Project, a division specifically created with the aim of sourcing a sustainable revenue stream from the group’s digital operations.

Lewis departed from TMG in May after differences of opinion over strategy with the company’s chief executive, Murdoch MacLennan.

Lewis has previously worked at Wapping, having been city editor of the Sunday Times. Before that he worked for the FT.

This article originally appeared in © Guardian News & Media Ltd..