David Dinsmore to replace Dominic Mohan as Sun editor and Sarah Baxter gets Sunday Times move

Appointment: David Dinsmore becomes editor of the Sun

News International director of operations David Dinsmore has been appointed editor of the Sun, replacing Dominic Mohan who has held the post since 2009.The move comes as News Corporation gets set to split into two companies, one holding Rupert Murdoch's newspaper titles and the other taking the broadcast businesses.Mohan leaves the role to explore "strategic opportunities across Europe" for News Corp.Dinsmore, 44, has worked at News International for 22 years and served a stint as editor of the Scottish Sun in 2006.He said of his appointment that he relished the opportunity to build on the Sun's "historic" strengths and hoped to "harness new digital opportunities".Mohan will report directly to CEO of the new News Corp, Robert Thomson, in his new London-based role, and said he was looking forward to a new challenge.Meanwhile, editor of the Sunday Times magazine, Sarah Baxter, accepted congratulations on Twitter over a move to deputy editor of the Sunday Times.

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