The editor of The Daily Telegraph, the controversial Paul Whittaker, is in the firing line at News Limited as new CEO Kim Williams introduces a top-to-toe renovation.

Meanwhile, in shortly to be announced changes, group marketing director Ed Smith is expected to move to Foxtel, and Foxtel's head of lifestyle channels Nicole Sheffield will take up the position formerly held by Sandra Hook, who resigned as head of News' magazine division NewsLifeMedia last week.

In a continuing raft of resignations, moves and alterations, Williams is also expected to replace the corporate communications director Greg Baxter, who announced his departure yesterday, with Adam Suckling, the urbane policy and communications director from William’s previous Foxtel patch.