Former Toronto Sun editor-in-chief James Wallace joins Postmedia
Postmedia has made several new appointments including former Toronto Sun editor-in-chief as editor of Postmedia Editorial Services in Hamilton and former Winnipeg Free Press editor Margo Goodhand joining the Edmonton Journal.
James Wallace, former editor-in-chief of the Toronto Sun, will join Postmedia Network on Sept. 9 as its editor of Editorial Services in Hamilton, Ont.
Wallace’s resignation in July from the Sun followed a series of drastic cuts and the layoff of more than 1,000 employees at Sun Media.
The announcement of Wallace’s new position, first tweeted by The Globe and Mail’s Steve Ladurantaye, was confirmed by Postmedia’s vice-president of communications Phyllise Gelfand. “He [Wallace] will be managing the day-to-day operations in Hamilton and he will report to Gerry Nott,” she told J-Source.
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Nott will leave his role as editor-in-chief of the Ottawa Citizen and will expand his role as Postmedia’s senior vice-president of Eastern Region to also take charge of the leadership at the National Post and Postmedia Editorial Services. He will be moving to Toronto later in September, theOttawa Citizen reported.[node:ad]
“My time at the Citizen has been marked by making many difficult decisions in an ever-changing and challenging media environment. The most gratifying aspect of the job has been the privilege of working with some of the country’s best journalists, constantly producing amazing work that mattered,” Nott said in the article. “The National Post is Postmedia’s flagship property and I look forward to working with the entire team there to grow its audience and strengthen its foundations for the future.”
Vice-president of content Michael Simpson, who joined Postmedia last year, will expand his role to oversee the company’s national beat writers and Postmedia bureau in Ottawa. He will continue to oversee Canada.com.
Meanwhile, Margo Goodhand, former editor of the Winnipeg Free Press, will join Postmedia as editor of the Edmonton Journal on Sept. 16 and will report to Rob McLaughlin, senior vice-president of the Prairies region.
Really excited about @edmontonjournal. Cool city, strong newsroom, can't wait.
— Margo Goodhand (@margogoodhand) September 3, 2013
“These changes show our ongoing commitment to transformation and differentiating and delivering content in platforms that our readers want to see,” Gelfand told J-Source.
Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.