Promotions for senior Guardian trio

Three Guardian journalists have been given new senior roles in Guardian News and Media ahead of the move to a converged newsroom in King’s Cross at the end of the year.

Guardian deputy editor Paul Johnson has been made deputy editor across the Guardian, Observer and Guardian.co.uk, in addition to his new role as head of news, business and sport.

And executive editor Ian Katz, who currently runs the Saturday edition of The Guardian, has been made joint deputy editor of The Guardian along with features editor Katherine Viner. He will become Monday to Friday editor of the newspaper and Viner will edit the Saturday edition, with additional responsibilities for editorial marketing.

Katz will continue to oversee the development of the Guardian’s new Environment website, but the Guardian is to advertise for a head of the environment pod and a features editor later this week.

The changes follow the creation of five new senior editors across Guardian News and Media.

They are:

  • Nick Hopkins, The Guardian’s head of national news since 2006, who is to be head of national news across all three platforms
  • Harriet Sherwood, since 2003 the Guardian’s foreign editor, who is to be head of international news.
  • Ben Clissitt, sports editor of the Guardian, who is to be head of sport
  • Deborah Hargreaves, the Guardian’s business editor, who will be head of business
  • Observer personal finance editor Jill Insley who has been made head of consumer.

All the new roles are expected to come into effect in mid to late September.

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