Former Metro editor joins Toronto Star in shuffle in sports, multimedia, training, and visuals

Toronto Star’s deputy city
editor, Jon Filson, takes over sports in an editorial shuffle announced today
that also sees former Metro editor Dianne Rinehart join as editor of the
weekend Insight section.

Star editor Michael Cooke
announced Mike Simpson is leaving sports to take over multimedia
operations, “to ensure that our enterprise content will be presented for fuller
digital experiences.” 

Cooke notes Simpson “played a major role in
developing the CANOE website for the Toronto Sun.”

There’s a shuffle in
training and development, too. Cooke announced Roger Gillespie is the new
assistant managing editor in charge of all visuals (photos and design), leaving
training and development, responsibilities the public editor, Kathy English,
will take on.

Cooke praised Rinehart’s
20 years’ experience, including 18 months as editor-in-chief of Metro, English
Canada, as an “energetic and creative writer and editor with a track record of
innovation.” She replaces Gabe Gonda and Alf Holden at Insight.