Industry Moves: WSJ Moves Euro HQ To London Under New Chief Wheatcroft

Robert Thomson continues his remake of the Wall Street Journal‘s global structure with the hiring of former Sunday Telegraph editor Patience Wheatcroft as editor-in-chief for Europe.

Starting next month, she’ll be responsible for relocating the European HQ from Brussels (who knew?) to London, where it will get join the newspaper trend by creating a multi-platform, integrated newsroom. Wheatcroft will report to managing editor (and Dow Jones (NYSE: NWS) editor-in-chief) Robert Thomson. Under a Dow Jones-run Murdoch, WSJ is on a strong international push, especially in Europe, perhaps going after FT on its own turf… editorial development head Neil McIntosh joined as online Europe editor and WSJ LA bureau chief Bruce Orwall as London chief in October, Andrew Langhoff was promoted from running DJ’s Ottaway local business to WSJ Europe editor and EMEA MD in December, and the company redesigned its Europe and Asia websites consistent with its earlier US overhaul this February. Wheatcroft left Sunday Telegraph in 2007 amid daily/Sunday/online integration.