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Publisher promotes editor to group-wide sports journalism role

A new editor has been unveiled at a regional publisher’s London-wide football news website after his predecessor was promoted to a new group-wide role.

Greg Johnson has taken the reins at Football.London in a move which has seen its founding editor Tom Marshall-Bailey become Trinity Mirror’s audience engagement editor (sport).

Tom’s new role will see him work with the company’s regional sports journalists across the country on audience engagement strategy and social media use.

He previously worked for the Huddersfield Daily Examiner and Liverpool Echo before taking on a group-wide live sports editor role in March 2016.

Tom Marshall-Bailey, left, and Greg Johnson

Tom Marshall-Bailey, left, and Greg Johnson

Tom was seconded to Football.London, which mainly covers Premier League clubs based in the capital, when it launched in January.

Greg previously worked as features editor for football news website, and has written on the sport for a variety of publications before that.

In an editorial urging readers to come forward with suggestions on improving the site, Greg wrote: “Expect more podcasts, features and insight into the football taking place across London and from the Premier League to cages and street games and all the off-the-field action that takes place away from the parks and pitches.

“Not only do we want to hear your thoughts about the site, we want to hear your stories too.”

He added: “Feedback, requests, suggestions and ideas, send it over, and if there’s a story about football in London, no matter how big or small, local or obscure, we want to hear about it.

“What do we not do enough that you’d like to see more, what could be done better and when you go online to read about your team what’s missing that we can provide for you?

“Let us know and we will do our best to make it happen. In the meantime, you can follow our team in action across Europe as they cover Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur’s exploits on the continent.”