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All change in Liverpool as editors depart

Liverpool Echo deputy editor Jon Brown has been confirmed as the paper’s acting editor, following the departure of Mark Dickinson.

Jon, whose role as deputy editor has expanded substantially over the past year, took full editorial responsibility for the Echo this week and will continue until a permanent successor is appointed.

He had been due to take on the role of acting editor at the Echo’s sister title, the Daily Post, standing in for Jane Wolstenholme – his wife – while she is on maternity leave.

Instead, Echo assistant editor Rob Irvine will now become acting editor of the Daily Post from March 21.

In addition to this, Daily Post assistant editor Mark Thomas will play a key role in overseeing an important set of initiatives designed to maintain the title’s recent circulation success.

Andy Campbell, assistant editor of the Daily Post Wales, is to join the Echo as assistant editor, as cover for Rob Irvine.

Neil Benson, regionals editorial director, said: “It is very encouraging that we are able to fill these senior temporary roles internally, with such experienced, capable people.

“It underlines the depth of editorial talent within the North West region.”

  • It was announced earlier this month that Mark Dickinson would leave the Liverpool Echo to take on a newly-created role of editorial director for Trinity Mirror’s Midlands business.