A former regional editor who resigned from Trinity Mirror after a restructure four years ago is to return to the company in a publishing director role.
Since then he has run his own public affairs consultancy and helped set up TheBusinessDesk.com’s West Midlands operation.
Marc said today that “the opportunity to develop Trinity’s Mirror’s regional titles, to build on the digital strategy and secure even stronger stakeholder relationships was too much to resist.”
The editor-in-chief of the Birmingham Post and Mail, David Brookes, will now report to Marc who will also work closely with the papers’ commercial teams.
Trinity Mirror said Marc would have responsibility for all publishing activity across the Midlands as well as management of the region on a day-to-day basis.
Marc takes up his new role at the end of this month and will report directly to Simon Edgley, Trinity Mirror’s regional managing director.
Said Simon: “I am delighted that Marc will be joining us as publishing director for the Midlands business.
“As we develop our publishing strategy across both digital and print platforms, it is essential that we continue innovating and moving forward at pace.
“Key to this is having the right people in place and Marc’s knowledge and experience will ensure our brands remain an essential part of our readers’ every day lives.”
Dave, who had been editor of sister daily the Coventry Telegraph, then took as editor of the Mail and editor-in-chief of all three titles.
As well as launching TheBusinessDesk.com West Midlands he also founded his own public affairs consultancy, RJF, with business partner Kevin Johnson.
Said Marc: “There are few roles that would have tempted me away from RJF – but the opportunity to develop Trinity’s Mirror’s regional titles, to build on the digital strategy and secure even stronger stakeholder relationships was too much to resist.
“I remain firmly committed to the vision and principles on which Kevin and I established RJF. The last two years has started to prove the need for a dedicated, specialist public affairs and political communications firm strongly based in the city region.
“We have only just started, but I know I leave the company in Kevin’s very capable hands as he takes it through the next phase of development.”