Julian Lee, the former marketing editor of The Sydney Morning Herald, has returned to the paper in the role of media writer.
Lee left The Herald to join the National Times, where he was deputy editor, in April 2011.
He will cover consumer media issues.
Lee will work with Kirsty Simpson, media editor of BusinessDay, and Bianca Hall, who is reporting on media in the Canberra bureau.
He starts on February 27.
Lee joined the Herald in January 2004 as marketing reporter before moving up to become marketing editor in 2008.
Before moving to Australia he worked at News International’s The Times in London, where he was features and news writer for the TimesOnline website, marketing columnist and desk editor of its weekend pages.