Two more senior editors within Johnston Press are in talks over their futures as a wide-ranging editorial shake-up across the company continues.
The company has confirmed it plans to combine their roles into that of a single editor covering both titles.
Further changes at the regional publishing group are expected as new chief executive Ashley Highfield seeks to refashion the largely print-based business for the digital age.
The news was announced at lunchtime today by Helen Oldham, managing director of JP’s West Yorkshire publishing unit.
She said in a statement: “As part of the overall objective of creating a more efficient management structure, we are proposing to make the following change:
“The roles of Editor of the Yorkshire Post and Editor of the Yorkshire Evening Post will be combined into a single role with responsibility for both titles. We are in consultation with both Peter Charlton and Paul Napier and further announcements will be made in due course. ”
Paul took over as chief of the YEP in March 2006, moving from the Hartlepool Mail where he was also editor.