Steve Allsopp, left, helped set up the Nottingham Topper in 1994 and went on to become general manager of the the independent paper, now owned by Local World.
He left the title at the end of March and now Local World, which also owns city daily the Nottingham Post, has confirmed he will not be replaced.
The free newspaper, which has a circulation of 147,396, will noe be overseen by Post commercial director Helen Bowen-Green.
Local World said in a statement: “Following the departure of Steve Allsopp as the General Manager of the Nottingham and Long Eaton Topper, the business is to be re-structured.
“In an effort to improve further revenues and bring the sales approach up to date the revenue responsibility will fall under the direct control of Helen Bowen-Green, Commercial Director of NPMG and her management team.”
Steve Hollingsworth, publisher of Nottingham Post Media Group added: “I have been pleased with the way the Topper and the team have integrated into the business since its purchase. S
“Steve’s departure gave us an opportunity to review the structure of the business and as a result it was decided not to replace the General Manager position and have instead recruited two additional sales reps.
“This combined with a more modern sales approach and Helen overseeing the operation, ensures that the Topper remains a strong product in our portfolio.”