Fairfax announces new senior editorial appointments

Publisher Fairfax has announced new senior editorial appointments at the Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald in the latest changes to flow from its newsroom review.

Editor-in-chief of the papers, Sean Aylmer, announced the new positions on Wednesday.

Richard Woolveridge will take on the role of Sydney Morning Herald Monday-Friday editor with Heath Gilmore as his deputy.

Judith Whelan has been appointed the paper's Saturday editor and Kate Cox is appointed editor of the Sun-Herald.

"The team we are putting in place to take the Herald's new editorial structure forward is a superb group of some of Australia's most talented and experienced editors and journalists," Mr Aylmer said in a statement.

"They will all make an enormous contribution to the success of the Herald's delivery of the best quality news reporting, commentary and analysis demanded by our audiences."

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