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Editor of award-winning Sunday newspaper steps down

Jim WilsonThe editor of an award-winning Sunday newspaper will step down next month, it has been confirmed.

Jim Wilson, left, is taking voluntary redundancy from the Glasgow-based Sunday Mail, which serves as a sister paper to the Daily Record.

Jim has held the position since February 2014, when a management restructure saw the Mail and Record’s editorship split.

They has previously both been held by Allan Rennie in his role as editor in chief of Media Scotland, before he was promoted to managing director.

Prior to that, Jim had served as the Mail’s executive editor since 2012.

He first joined its newsdesk in 2000, having worked for the Edinburgh Evening News, Scotsman and Daily Record.

Jim is due to leave the paper at the end of next week.

A spokesman for parent company Trinity Mirror said: “We can confirm Jim is stepping down as editor of the Sunday Mail, with effect from 4 September.

“Jim’s fearless, campaigning journalism saw the Mail win Newspaper of the Year in 2014. We wish him every success in his future career.”

No announcement has yet been made about his successor.

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  • August 24, 2016 at 4:00 pm
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    I was wondering what the reason was until I read ‘Trinity Mirror spokesperson’ now I’m clued up! Cheers!

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  • August 24, 2016 at 5:57 pm
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    TM’s directors will miss Jim Wilson. A grafter who produced a good read from a handful of staffers and a team of freelances. The paper, as a one day a week publication, never brought in the big cover price cash that its daily stablemate did, but it made loads of money because of it was run on a shoestring. Jim was into big stories and crusades: the admin side of the business bugged him with TM’s constant strategy changes and cutbacks. He stayed apart from the managenent machinations, preferring to concentrate on the story agenda. That’s why it was Scotland’s biggest selling newspaper. Fare ye well Jim.

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