News International has revealed further changes to its commercial division, with the creation of new group roles. The appointments form part of the publisher’s new leadership structure first announced by James Murdoch, chairman and chief executive (pictured), Europe and Asia, News Corporation, last week (June 23).
Patricia Kill, head of advertising sales operations for News International, will take up the new role of sales support director. Kill, who has overseen the strategic and operational development of advertising production, will now also oversee the administration connected with any sales deal across the group.
Meanwhile, Times Media development director, Claire Myerscough, has been moved into a wider group position of business intelligence director for News International.
The company says she will work with all areas of the commercial department “to deliver intelligence about the media industry and client markets, driving a more effective service”.
David German retains his role as News International classified director in the new organisation.
Earlier this week, it was announced that Dominic Carter would move from his role as trading director for Times Media, to the new position of News International trading director.
He will be responsible for heading the sales operation across The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun and News of the World, and thelondonpaper.
All four will report into News International managing director commercial Paul Hayes who was appointed on 24 June.
Hayes says: “We have reshaped the commercial arm of our business to provide a more focused service to all of our customers. These changes bring key managers with a wealth of experience to the forefront of our business.”
The company is still seeking to appoint an agency account director, digital commercial director and solutions director.