FT.com Names New M.E.; Reaches New Milestone

By: E&P Staff

Robert Shrimsley has been named managing editor of FT.com. He previously served as news editor of the Financial Times.

In his new role, Shrimsley will help integrate the online and print properties. He will work closely with FT.com managing director Rob Grimshaw who is responsible for the site’s performance and strategy.

“Robert’s appointment and leadership will be key to further growing the online presence of the Financial Times as we manage our ongoing online and print integration,” Lionel Barber, editor of the FT, said in a statement.

Shrimsley joined the FT as a political correspondent in 2000. He penned the paper’s satirical column Notebook and has been the UK editor and UK news editor.

Additionally, the FT said that John Thornhill, European edition editor, will become news editor. Martin Dickson, will assume a watching brief for the European edition. He is the deputy editor. James Montgomery, the former FT.com editor, “is exploring several options in print and online at the FT for the future,” said the release.

FT.com has also reached a new milestone: One million registered users.

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