Ian, pictured left, moved to the role of content director for Local World’s west country titles last year after ten years in charge of the Citizen.
Tim’s new responsibilities will include managing and editing Westcountry Life Magazine, Farming, Business and other new commercial platforms.
The reshuffle was announced by publisher Local World this morning.
Both Tim and Ian, pictured below. will take up their new roles on Monday 5 May.
“This new role will give me a great chance to prove what a powerful contribution the Western Daily Press can make to our business and to the region, whose readers and advertisers it serves.
Added Ian: “The Western Daily Press is a highly respected newspaper and I look forward to leading and encouraging its talented team of multi-skilled journalists.
“I look forward to working with Tim to develop new revenue streams for the title and driving sales of the newspaper and increasing its growing audience online. The Western Daily Press has a very loyal readership with an intense interest in the region, and we intend to harness the ideas and writing power of those readers to help to create content which will make the newspaper and its website a must read every day.”
Sarah Pullen, managing director, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Dorset said: “I am delighted that Tim is remaining an integral part of the team.
“Westcountry Life has evolved over the years and with a renewed focus this platform needs an editor as well as the other commercial supplements and opportunities that we have.
“I am also delighted for Ian, as he will continue his regional focus on business as well as managing the Western Daily Press.
“Along with the other members of the team this additional resource and support will enable the Western Daily Press to grow both online and in print”.