Wall Street Journal shuffles senior staff

The Wall Street Journal moved Mark Pope from head of European sales to head the Asia Pacific team starting next week.

As vice president for multi-media sales in Asia Pacific, Pope will hold responsibility across the group’s print and digital products in the region, including local language sites in China, Japan, Korea and Indonesia.

He will lead a team based in Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai and Seoul. Effective 14th May 2013.

This move comes two months after WSJ named 20-year veteran of Dow Jones, Paul Beckett, as Asia editor to replace Almar Latour (pictured).

Beckett will take over the role on June 10.

Since 2007, Beckett was WSJ’s South Asia bureau based in India, where he launched wsj.com’s page for the country along with India blogs and other sites.

Beckett has been reporting to Gerard Baker, managing editor of The Wall Street Journal and editor in chief at Dow Jones.

Latour has been promoted to executive editor for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones, assuming responsibility for integration of the Dow Jones and Wall Street Journal news teams. Based in the US, he will also take responsibility for global editorial strategy.