Munro began his career at News International in 1990 as a freelance journalist, splitting his time between the sports desks of The Sun and another of Rupert Murdoch's publications, The Sunday Times.
From March 1993, he worked solely for The Sunday Times, initiating the paper's first Sport On TV column. He also wrote the Sports desk's News Focus column, steering it through its transition to On The Record as well as reporting on football and boxing.
He held this position from May 1996 to November 2006, during which time he edited several more of the paper's specialist supplements while being responsible for between 13 to 17 pages of The Sunday Times sports section on a weekly basis.
In November 2006 he returned to The Sun as Executive Sports Editor of The Sun Online.
For many years Munro wrote a regular column "Speaking Personally" in the West Ham United match programme and he has also contributed to several official Football Association publications, including England international and FA Cup final match programmes. He has also contributed to many sport magazines.
In March 2009 he was among the nominees for the SJA's Sports Internet Writer of the Year, one of the annual journalism awards judged by sports editors of the UK national press.
Sports Journalists' Association
He is married to a journalist from The Sunday Times. They have one son and live in London.
- http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/4248214/Jim-Munro.html Jim Munro author page on The Sun
- http://www.jimmunro.org.uk/Jim_Munro_in_The_Sunday_Times.html Jim Munro official homepage
- http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/article576493.ece The Sunday Times
- http://www.sportsjournalists.co.uk/blog/?p=381 Interview about career in journalism
- http://www.prweek.com/uk/news/1007372/Media-SunSport-online-focuses-football/ Interview with PR Week
- http://www.thefa.com/England/SeniorTeam/NationsFavouriteGoal/Postings/2006/09/Englandreaction.htm 'My Favourite Goal' for the FA
- http://www.sportsjournalists.co.uk/blog/?p=1720 SJA annual award nominations
- http://www.sportsjournalists.co.uk/contact.php Serving SJA committee members
- http://www.sportsjournalists.co.uk/sja-news/sja-innovates-as-we-search-for-new-sponsors/ SJA Committee Annual Report 2011
- Official website
- Jim Munro video interviews and archive
- The Sun newspaper: Jim Munro article search
- The Sunday Times newspaper: Jim Munro article search
- Sports Journalists Association of Great Britain website Largest national organisation of its type in the world. Site carries news on sport, journalism and sports journalism
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