Guardian revamps cultural editorial structure

By | Published on Friday 11 February 2011

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The Guardian yesterday announced a revamp of its arts and culture team, which is interesting in that the newly appointed cultural editors will have cross-platform roles, overseeing coverage in The Guardian, The Observer and on

Or, if you’d prefer it in press release speak: “The move is designed to fully integrate print and web and create the right structures to deliver mutualisation of Guardian News & Media content by increasing collaboration with our readers and communities”.

The new appointments see Claire Armistead become Books Editor, Catherine Shoard take on films, Kate Abbott is Commissioning Editor Arts, and in our domain, Mr Caspar Llewellyn Smith, formerly editor of the always popular and missed by many Observer Music Monthly, will become Music Editor.

Commenting on the changes, Georgina Henry, GNM’s Head of Culture, told CMU: “Guardian and Observer arts journalism is something we’re extremely proud of, and these changes will help give our coverage even more digital impact. The next few months will see a series of changes to the culture sites online to extend and enhance engagement with our readers”.