Robert Shrimsley appointed managing editor of FT.com

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The Financial Times news editor, Robert Shrimsley, was today made managing editor of the FT.com.

Shrimsley, who has held the role of news editor for the past three years, as well as writing the FT’s daily satirical column, Notebook, takes over from James Montgomery.

Lionel Barber, the FT editor said: “Robert’s appointment and leadership will be key to further growing the online presence of the Financial Times as we manage our ongoing online and print integration.”

Earlier this week the FT announced plans to make up to 80 staff redundant across its global operations, including 20 journalists.

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