News International hires Dowds as part of restructure

News International has hired Ian Dowds to fill the new role of sales director. Dowds was previously the vice-president of UK revenue at the advertising network Specific Media.

Dowds: takes the role of sales director
Dowds: takes the role of sales director

His appointment follows the recent restructure of the NI commercial team that saw the trading director, Dominic Carter, promoted to the new role of commercial director.

The creative solutions director, Abba Newbery, took the role of director of advertising strategy, and the business intelligence director, Claire Myerscough, and sales support director, Patricia Kill, were appointed to interim roles on six-month and 21-month contracts respectively.

The director of commercial strategy, Neil Jones, and the sales innovation director, David German, are leaving the company.

NI is looking for a trading director to work alongside Dowds. It has also appointed its head of business analytics, Steve Bottomley, to the role of business services director.

Have your say...

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Media Week Jobs
Search for more media jobs

Latest

Which party will use outdoor effectively to lead the 2015 election agenda?

Which party will use outdoor effectively to lead the 2015 election agenda?

Will fear or cheer carry the most impact on voters and the wider media next year? asks Naren Patel, chief executive of Primesight.

Share
BBC plots £18m media consolidation

BBC plots £18m media consolidation

The BBC has expanded plans to review its £5 million media account to include the planning and buying business for BBC Orchestras, BBC Worldwide, World Service and Global News.

Share
Hearst launches Good Housekeeping Institute online

Hearst launches Good Housekeeping Institute online

Hearst magazines has launched the first stand-alone digital product for the Good Housekeeping brand, Good Housekeeping Institute online, which will feature product reviews.

Share

Get news by email