The Guardian deputy editor stepped down after 40 years

After 40 years with the newspaper and 25 years in the role, The Guardian deputy editor Paul Johnson stepped down. He was also the newspaper’s head of news, business and sport. The newspaper has announced a series of senior editorial appointments to take effect when Paul’s step down. He was a pivotal figure in the day-to-day running of The Guardian newsroom who has proven especially important during Viner’s editorship as she only has one deputy where Rusbridger had three.

Paul’s previous roles at The Guardian include Irish correspondent, news editor and assistant editor. He was appointed deputy editor in 1995 under Rusbridger.

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