The boring bit... Jim Munro CV
November 2006, Sports Editor, The Sun (Online)
Although there were raised eyebrows over my move from print media to online with The Sun, I was not the first to head that way and will certainly not be the last. The influence of online media is growing on a daily basis and although a lot of newspapers have their own websites, many do not know or understand the beast they are dealing with. The Sun has already forged ahead with many initiatives, such as My Sun and Sun TV, but has not lost sight of the fact that content is king, which is why the core staff consists of experienced journalists who do not simply rely on the newspaper, but who can generate their own stories and features.
June 1996 - October 2006, The Football Editor - Sunday Times Sport
Editor of 3 to 17 pages of The Sunday Times Sports section on a weekly basis to severe and demanding deadlines. Responsible for writing and/or commissioning of front-page news stories. Other editorial duties included commissioning of features from staff and freelance teams, design of own pages and overseeing design of special spreads. Acting as news journalist while running football desk from office. Have also been Assistant Editor of Sunday Times supplements France 98, Euro 2000, Japan-Korea 2002 and Euro 2004 as well as all season preview supplements.
April 2007 - April 2011 Serving committee member of the Sports Journalists' Association
Member of the Football Writers Association
June 1996 Editor of 20-page Sunday Times supplement Euro 96
May 1996 - December 1996, acting Football Editor in addition to Production duties
May 1995 Editor of 32-page Sunday Times souvenir supplement Rugby World Cup 95
March 1994 - December 1996 Sunday Times Sport staff
Acted as deputy for Assistant Sports Editor. Writing duties included Sport On TV and On The Record. Also match reporting (football) and world championship boxing. Production for Sunday Times' Olympic Games 1996 supplement
March 1993 - March 1994 Freelance - The Sunday Times
Sports Desk: Initiated Sport On TV column and responsible for column for 18 months. Wrote News Focus including its time of transition to On The Record. General subbing and reporting duties.
Culture magazine: Wrote weekly Sports Choice column. Responsible for sport listings
August 1991 - March 1993 Freelance - The Sun
In addition to Sunday Times work. General duties on the football and cricket desks under The Sun Sports Editor Paul Ridley (Editor Kelvin Mackenzie). During summer, responsible for Test Watch, a look at England's Test players in County action
October 1990 - March 1993 Freelance - The Sunday Times
Sports Desk: Saturday contract for general subbing duties. Additional research work when required
General: Articles and features for various specialist football magazines and publications