Conor Dignam is to be the new editor of Screen International and

Formerly the editor and publishing director of Broadcast, Dignam has been most recently working at Screen's parent company Emap as director of digital content. There, he has overhauled the company's 10 biggest publishing websites.

He has been writing about media for more than 15 years and has edited publications in London, New York and Hong Kong including Broadcast, Marketing, Media Week and Ad Age Global.

Dignam is now group editor of Emap's media titles - Screen International, Broadcast and Shots - and editor of Screen.

Dignam has written for The Financial Times, The Independent, Times and Guardian on media issues and is a former chairman of the Broadcasting Press Guild.

The appointment was announced today (March 5) in London and Dignam will start at the helm on Monday, March 9.

'Screen is a fantastic brand and I'm really excited about the opportunities we have both with the magazine and Screendaily,' Dignam said. 'The film industry is going through enormous changes and Screen has a vital role in reporting and making sense of that change. We will be building on Screen's expertise and reach across the international film market, with big and exciting plans for both print and online'.

The Screen group comprises the daily international news website, the weekly magazine Screen International, and daily magazines at the world's top festivals and markets - Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, AFM and FilMart.