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City editor Richard Fletcher has been promoted to editor of the Telegraph website

The Telegraph Media Group has announced that City editor for the Daily Telegraph Richard Fletcher has been promoted to become editor of the Telegraph website.

The new appointment comes a month after the departure of Marcus Warren, editor of Telegraph.co.uk, as part of an ongoing restructure.

Warren was one of several people to leave at the Telegraph at the end of January, a week before an announcement of new appointments named Ed Roussel as executive editor, digital, with overall responsibility for content strategy across the Telegraph website, mobile and tablet applications.

James Weeks was also announced as moving from Sky News to take on the role of head of video for the news outlet.

In today's release giving details of Fletcher's promotion, TMG said that he "will define the daily agenda for the website, working closely with editorial, IT and commercial" and "oversee all coverage on the Telegraph's rapidly expanding global platform for breaking news, lifestyle content, games and features".

It is understood that the responsibilities are different to those held by Warren.

Tim Woodward replaces Fletcher in the role of City editor, with Woodward taking on the role for the website in addition to the daily print edition.

For the past two years Woodward has been executive editor, news, overseeing the "day-to-day commissioning of website journalism".

Woodward "will now take charge of the commissioning of business coverage for both the website and the Daily Telegraph's business section", working closely with Damian Reece, head of business, and Kamal Ahmed, business editor of the Sunday Telegraph.

Tony Gallagher, editor of the Daily Telegraph, said in a statement: "I am delighted to promote both Richard and Tim to these positions. They have both made outstanding contributions to the Telegraph, and I know they will bring huge commitment, expertise and enthusiasm to their new roles."

Damian Reece added: "Everyone in Telegraph Business wishes Richard the very best of luck after five brilliant years with us. We're delighted to welcome Tim Woodward who is joining a department which is shortlisted three times in this year's Newspaper of the Year Awards across both the Daily and Sunday Telegraph newspapers."

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