Telegraph deputy sports ed Chilton moves to arts desk

Martin Chilton, deputy sports editor at the Daily Telegraph, has moved within the Victoria offices to become Digital Culture Editor – working on the group’s online arts coverage.

The move comes just a few months since Ben Clissitt joined as Head of Sport at the Telegraph Group, and with Adam Sills set to join from the Guardian as sports editor of the Daily Telegraph within the next month or so.

Chilton is said to be “very excited” by the move, which, according to a statement issued by the Telegraph Group will “work with Sarah Crompton, Arts Editor-in-Chief, to forge a new culture editorial strategy for the web, tablets and mobile”.

Chilton has been at the Telegraph since 2008, having previously been sports editor and columnist for the Evening Standard, and working for the Mail On Sunday and many magazine companies.

Chilton said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to take up such an exciting and appealing role. I look forward to being part of a team that is transforming Telegraph Media Group’s digital channels and hope to build on the brilliant online Culture coverage that already exists.”

  • In a separate development, James Porteous is leaving The Herald, in Glasgow, where he is deputy sports editor. He is due to take up a new job on the sports desk of the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong in the new year.