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. ”
Peter has been editor of the YP since October 2004 when he took over from Rachael Campey. He had previously been editor of sister title the Sheffield Star.
Paul took over as chief of the YEP in March 2006, moving from the Hartlepool Mail where he was also editor.