By Tamara Baluja, Associate Editor

World editor Lynn McAuley will expand her responsibilities to become associate editor of features. She takes over the role from Alison Uncles, who left the newspaper to join Maclean’s as deputy editor in September.

“In this new role, Lynn will be responsible for the overall direction of two of our most important departments, setting an editorial agenda that allows us to make our mark with the ambitious story telling projects that have been hallmarks of her career,” said Star editor Michael Cooke and managing editor Jane Davenport in an internal memo. “And now Lynn also gets to focus hard on our tablet initiative with all the creative possibilities that that platform offers.” 

Meanwhile, entertainment editor Janet Hurley will become the new features editor, overseeing the Insight section and planning the Star’s features and weekend coverage.

“She excels at driving intelligent, high level content, leading major projects and fostering creativity and innovation,” the memo stated. “Janet will help ensure that the Star’s feature content continues to distinguish our brand on all our platforms.”

Dianne De Fenoyl will also join the newsroom as senior editor of arts and life.
Most recently, De Fenoyl was an editor-at-large at Rogers Publishing, before her role was eliminated as part of an effort to streamline editorial operations.

According the memo, she has worked as managing editor of Maclean’s, editorial director of Chatelaine, executive editor of Saturday Night and life editor at the National Post.

“Diane brings us a wealth of experience in ink and digital,” the memo added.