Following the redesign of Media Week in January, the magazine is undergoing a restructure to support its online development and is making several appointments.
Senior reporter Kevin May has been promoted to fill the newly created position of web editor for Media Week online.
May, who was one of the first journalists to break the story of The Independent’s switch to a tabloid format, previously worked as a reporter at the Essex Enquirer for two years.
Before that he was a freelance reporter for RevolutionAsia and numerous ex-pat websites.
May said: “This is ideal for the next stage of Media Week’s redesign. There is much more emphasis on breaking news these days, so this is our opportunity to extend our brand online.”
Media Week editor Tim Burrowes said the intention was to compete with the likes of Media Guardian and Brand Republic.
He said: “We beat them with the television overnights and the latest ABC results. The significance of it is that it ties in with our relaunch strategy of covering what’s happened on the website and why it’s happened in the magazine.
“I have every confidence in Kevin: he has good industry contacts and can turn out high-quality material very quickly,” he added.
Another position is being created for a deputy news editor. This replaces Mike Butcher’s position of deputy editor after he moved across to oversee the technical side of the online development.
Staff reporter Deborah Bonello is going freelance, although she will still contribute regularly to the magazine.
Kevin Johns joins as sub-editor and David McCullough as senior designer.
Media Week is also advertising for two senior reporting positions.