The Drum has promoted Jen Faull to the newly created role of brands editor as it continues to build its coverage of the global brand marketing sector.
Faull previously held the role of deputy news editor before a new structure was introduced earlier in the year to better unite the editorial team around the world.
In the new role and structure, Faull will lead the brands reporting team in London, Singapore, Glasgow and America in covering major stories that relate to marketing strategies from a client perspective. She will also lead the editorial team as a whole in London on a day-to-day basis, reporting to editor Stephen Lepitak.
The editorial structure sees the team concentrate on four categories; agencies and media, led by deputy editor Cameron Clarke and digital/innovation being led by digital editor Ronan Shields.
Creativity is the fourth and final sector, with more information as to those leading that category for The Drum set to follow soon.
Lepitak said: “At The Drum we are always looking to offer something different in our approach to reporting on the media and marketing industry all around the world, and this structure has been introduced in order to better knit all of the editorial team, despite the differing geography that has grown as part of our global growth.
“Jen has been a superstar since starting her career with us in Glasgow and is someone that I know will continue to be one of the best reporters in the industry while leading a great team that aims to excite and inform our readership on a daily basis.”
Meanwhile, Jenny Cleeton, formerly The Drum’s editorial assistant, has relocated from Glasgow to London to take on a new role of creating content for The Drum’s social media channels and supporting the content produced by the team by developing dedicated video material. Reporter, Rebecca Stewart has also moved to the London office on a permanent basis and will be a part of the brands and digital teams.