Computer Weekly appoints website director as editor

By Ruth Addicott

Computer Weekly has appointed Hooman Bassirian, content director of its website, as its new editor.

Bassirian will take over from editor-in-chief Karl Schneider, who has moved up to become editorial director, developing new ideas across the group.

Bassirian was news editor on Computer Weekly from 1998 to 2000 before leaving to join global management consultancy Booz Allen & Hamilton as a senior researcher.

At the beginning of 2001, he was lured back to Reed to oversee the successful launch of computerweekly. com. He is expected to continue his role as content director, taking responsibility for both the site and the magazine.

The move coincides with the departure of deputy editor Mark Lewis and news editor Lindsay Clark from Computer Weekly. Lewis is to be managing editor of Caterer & Hotelkeeper and Clark is to go freelance.

Bassirian is seeking to fill the two vacancies but said there were no plans for further changes to the team.

“We have a very strong and well established team, some of whom have been with the paper a good many years,” he told Press Gazette.

“Computer Weekly has just undergone a very successful redesign, so I am in a very privileged position. You could not ask for a stronger product.”

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