Sands to take over at Sunday Telegraph

Sunday Telegraph editor Dominic Lawson has resigned after a decade in
the job to be replaced by Sarah Sands.
 
Sands is deputy editor of the Daily Telegraph and responsible for the
Saturday edition – which in recent years has been the paper’s biggest
sale of the week.
 
Lawson, 48, has previously been tipped as a possible successor to
Telegraph editor Martin Newland.
 
Telegraph Group chief executive
Murdoch MacLennan said: “We would like to thank Dominic for his
ten-year contribution to The Sunday Telegraph during which he has made
the newspaper the leading Sunday news agenda setter. We also appreciate
his achievements as Editor of The Spectator. We wish him well with his
future plans.”
 
Sands, 44, has been deputy editor since 1996 and in charge of the
Saturday edition since 2004.
 
MacLennan said: “Sarah will be responsible for reviewing the style and
content of The Sunday Telegraph and its supplements. Alongside Martin
Newland, she has done a first class job on the daily, boosting the
sales of the Saturday edition. I have no doubt she will bring a new and
different approach to the Sunday market.”
 
Sands said: “There are a lot of good journalists at The Sunday
Telegraph and I am looking forward to the challenge.”
 
She began her career as a reporter on the Kent and Sussex Courier
Group. She became editor of Londoner’s Diary at the Evening Standard
and was then promoted to features editor and associate editor. She has
three children aged 19, 13 and 10 and is married to Telegraph Group
board member and editorial director Kim Fletcher.
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