Mullin promoted in Telegraph’s sports reshuffle

A former editor of the Independent on Sunday, John Mullin, has been appointed as deputy head of sport at the Telegraph group.

Mullin began his new role on Monday, as Telegraph Media Group reorganised its senior sports desk team, following the departure of sports editor Jim Bruce-Ball.

John Mullin: promoted in Telegraph reshuffle
John Mullin: moving on up

Mullin has been appointed as deputy to Adam Sills, the head of sport, and Andy Fifield appointed sports editor (features and planning), a role which replaces Bruce-Ball. Both have started their new roles this week.

The appointment to a new role of sports editor (live) will be announced in due course.

Mullin has extensive experience in business and news, having edited the IoS for six years, to 2013, at the time of staff mergers with the co-owned Evening Standard. Prior to that, he had worked at The Independent as executive editor, been deputy editor at The Scotsman, and worked for a decade in various roles at The Guardian. He joined the Telegraph as head of sports news last August after having worked at the BBC as editor of its Scottish referendum coverage.

Fifield, who began his career as a reporter with Wardles agency, has been at the Telegraph group since 2010, in roles including Sunday Telegraph sports editor and, most recently, digital sports editor.

Adam Sills, the Telegraph’s head of sport, after getting back his breath after putting together yesterday’s eight-page Leicester City Premier League supplement, said: “This summer holds much excitement for sports fans with the Euros and the Rio Olympics to look forward to. We’re delighted that John and Andy will continue in their new roles to deliver the outstanding journalism our readers expect on these events and many more.”