Martin Ivens is to step down after seven years and join Times Newspapers Board as a Director.
Emma Tucker will start in her new position as Editor of The Sunday Times on Tuesday 28th January and reports to Rebekah Brooks, CEO of News UK.
She said: “The Sunday Times is one of the most famous newspaper brands and it’s an honour to take on the editorship. Its record of investigative journalism, political scoops and breaking stories is unrivalled, as well as its features which set the agenda in the world of arts, fashion and culture. I look forward to continuing that legacy of first class reporting and working with the talented team there.”
Emma was appointed Deputy Editor of The Times in October 2013 and joined The Times from the Financial Times where she started her career as a graduate trainee eventually becoming Editor of the FT Weekend. During her career with the FT, Emma covered the UK economy and the European Union in Brussels. She joined The Times as Associate Features Editor in 2007 before taking over the editorship of Times2 a year later. After five years she took up a new role as Editorial Director where she helped foster a much closer working relationship between the editorial and commercial teams.
Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman, News Corp commented: “Under Martin’s editorship, The Sunday Times has broken investigative stories of global impact, such as the reporting on FIFA, and the paper has built on its strong record for political reporting and campaigning. Martin’s wisdom and encyclopaedic knowledge of history have long enriched The Sunday Times and its readers and I thank Martin for his great service.
“I am delighted Emma Tucker is taking on the role as Editor. She has had a stellar career in both print and digital journalism. She has a clear understanding of how digital is affecting our industry and how it can be deployed to the benefit of all readers. I know she will do a great job as the next Editor of this outstanding publication.”
Rebekah Brooks, CEO of News UK added: “Martin has edited with rigour and intellect during political turmoil, breaking some major stories and bringing quality analysis to our readers. Over his 30 years across The Times and The Sunday Times, Martin has been made a significant contribution and I am delighted that he will remain within the business.
“Emma becomes the first female Editor of The Sunday Times in more than a century and she brings with her invaluable experience and great energy. On The Times, she has played a key role in the digital delivery of our content and in overseeing the evolution of our products and our newsrooms. Emma joins a talented team of journalists on The Sunday Times and I wish her the best of success in her new role as Editor. ”
The appointment is made with the full support of the Independent Directors of the TNHL Board.
Source: News UK