Promotions for Mullin and Fifield as Telegraph sports editor leaves to join marketing agency

John Mullen

The Telegraph sports team has had a reshuffle following the departure of sports editor Jim Bruce-Ball to a sports marketing agency.

His departure has prompted former Independent on Sunday editor John Mullin (pictured) to be appointed deputy head of sport at the Telegraph group, reporting to head of sport Adam Sills. Andy Fifield has been made sports editor (feautures and planning) in a role that replaces Bruce-Ball’s.

Bruce-Ball has spent 15 years at the Telegraph Media Group and held a number of senior sports roles, including more than two years as deputy sports editor on the Sunday Telegraph in 2007, before being appointed sports editor in November 2014.

He will start as head of communications at Surrey-based Professional Sports Group, whose clients include Olympians Dame Kelly Homes, Sir Matthew Pinsent and the Brownlee brothers as well as golf brands Titleist and Footjoy, from next week.

Mullin spent six years editing the Sindy before being made Scottish referendum editor at the BBC, having previously held the role of deputy editor at The Scotsman. He joined the Telegraph as head of sports news in August last year.

Fifield started his career as a football reporter with Wardles Sports News Agency in 2004. He joined the Telegraph as assistant sports news editor in 2010, becoming the Sunday Telegraph sports editor in March 2013 and most recently taking on the role of digital sports editor.

Sills said: “TMG is known for its quality sports coverage and has the biggest standalone sports section in Britain and consistently the best pages.

“This summer holds much excitement for sports fans with the Euros and the Rio Olympics to look forward to. We’re delighted that John and Andy will continue in their new roles to deliver the outstanding journalism our readers expect on these events and many more.”

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