Telegraph shake-up as Davies and Lightfoot exit

The Daily Telegraph has made a wide-ranging shake-up of its editorial team which includes the creation of a new digital reporting team.

Education editor Liz Lightfoot and royals reporter Caroline Davies left the paper yesterday. Graeme Paton is being promoted from education correspondent to education editor and assistant editor (politics) Andrew Pierce will now also cover the Royals patch.

A source at the paper said more editorial cutbacks were expected – with two desk administration jobs under threat.

Reporter Nicole Martin has been promoted from general reporter to to take on the new job of digital and media correspondent. She will work in a new team reporting on the digital world along with technology correspondent Josephine Moulds and Claudine Beaumont, who has the job of digital channel manager, in charge of print and online coverage.

Podcast editor Guy Ruddle has been promoted to multimedia editor – meaning he is now in charge of video output as well – and he is joined by former BBC man Suman Bhatia who is the paper’s new video editor.

Andrew Porter, who is joining as political editor from The Sun, has decided that Robert Winnet, who is joining from the Sunday Times, will be deputy political editor.

James Kirkup is joining as political correspondent from The Scotsman.

Former chief political correspondent Toby Helm is to continue covering the Lobby but also have an expanded brief under the title of policy editor.

David Millward has been promoted from transport correspondent to transport editor. Harry Wallop, formerly on the City Desk, is now consumer affairs correspondent.

Joining the newsroom are two reporters from PA – Caroline Gammell and Aislinn Simpson.

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