Alex Martin has been named page one editor of The Wall Street Journal. Martin was most recently national editor and deputy managing editor — the latter role he will maintain.
The full memo from Baker is below.
I’m pleased to announce that Alex Martin is appointed Page One Editor. Alex’s mastery of news, his unstinting passion for the enterprise story and his sparkling writing and editing skills will ensure Page One rises to new glories and continues to be the primary showcase of our journalism. He remains a Deputy Managing Editor and will report to me.
Also on Page One, Mike Allen becomes Global Enterprise Editor. Mike has been responsible for some of the most memorable and important journalism the Journal has produced over many years. He will continue to work with the Page One team and will manage our expanding global enterprise reporting teams.
Jason Anders will be the Deputy Editor of Page One. Jason’s sharp intelligence, sound judgment, and patient good humor under deadline pressure have been a critical part of our success over the last year and a half and he will play an even larger role as Page One continues to excel.
With Matt Murray’s move to Deputy Editor in Chief and Alex’s to Page One, and as we prepare for the full integration of Newswires and the Journal, we will be reorganizing the reporting lines and responsibilities of the US, Corporate, Financial and International news teams. I’ll have more to say about this in the New Year but for now Corporate and US bureau chiefs will report to Rebecca Blumenstein and International and Financial chiefs will continue to report to Matt.
In the meantime I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for all your splendid endeavors this year and to wish you and your families a peaceful and relaxing holiday season and a happy 2013.