Sunday Times loses business editor to Goldman Sachs
LONDON - Sunday Times business editor Rory Godson is the latest national newspaper journalist to quit the newsroom for a high-salaried PR job in the City.
Godson is joining investment bank Goldman Sachs as head of PR, ending a 17-year career in journalism, which includes editing the Irish edition of the Sunday Times.
He is the third high-profile business journalist this year to make the crossover to work in PR. In March, Sunday Times City editor Kirstie Hamilton joined financial PR agency Tulchan Communications and, in May, Sunday Telegraph City editor Neil Bennett joined financial PR shop Gavin Anderson & Company.
Godson handed in his notice at the paper on Saturday night, ending speculation that he was about to leave that had been reported in rival papers during the week.
Goldman Sachs is renowned for paying its staff very well. Godson's predecessor Lucas van Praag is understood to be on a salary of £250,000.
John Thornton, president and co-chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs, and who oversaw the flotation of BSkyB, is reported to have earned £13m last year.
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