MailOnline editor and CEO resigns

MailOnline editor and managing director Martin Clarke has announced his resignation.

His departure is the latest in a series of changes among senior executives at Daily Mail’s parent company, the Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT).

Mr Clarke, who relaunched MailOnline in 2008 and helped make it a major news headline, will also be stepping down as editor of the trust’s media arm, DMG Media, at the end of February.

Rich Caccappolo will assume his responsibilities for “Digital Revenue, Platform and Products” as the new Managing Director of DMG Media.

Lord Rothermere (Iain Crockart / DMGT / PA)

Mr Clarke said in a statement: “Earlier this year I told Lord Rothermere that after an incredible 12 years of making MailOnline one of the biggest news sites in the world and establishing it as a substantially profitable business in its own right, I wanted to pursue new challenges.

“So I will be leaving at the end of February, although I will remain available for the company until the end of 2022 and will of course do my best to help find a new editor for MailOnline which has to count as one of the most exciting and most exciting jobs. rewarding industry.

Mr Clarke joined the Daily Mail in 1987 and was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the newly established Scottish Daily Mail in 1995.

He then joined The Scotsman as editor in 1997, then the Daily Record and the Sunday Mail as editor in 1999.

He joined the DMGT in 2001.

Lord Rothermere, Chairman of DMGT, said: “I had to reluctantly accept Martin’s resignation as he is without doubt one of the greatest publishers of his generation; and, I am eternally grateful to him for all of his immense hard work and genius over the years.

“The Daily Mail is great because of the hard work of many, not just a few.

“Martin leaves behind a legacy of an impressive number of highly talented and committed people across the business who will continue to build on what he created and make The Daily Mail a huge success across the world.

“I wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors and I sincerely hope that we will continue to be in partnership on future projects.”

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Paul Dacre (Iain Crockart / DMGT / PA)

Last month it was announced that former Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre would return to DMG Media as editor.

The news came shortly after he stepped down from the race to become the next chairman of media watchdog Ofcom, saying the civil service influenced the selection process because of his “convictions” center-right.

In recent months, Mail On Sunday editor-in-chief Ted Verity has also replaced Geordie Greig as head of the Daily Mail.

Mr Verity has been appointed editor-in-chief of Mail Newspapers, which includes overall responsibility for the Daily Mail and the Mail On Sunday.

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