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Editor Wolstenholme to leave Post to become an author and PR manager

Liverpool Daily Post editor Jane Wolstenholme is to leave the paper for a new career as an author and PR manager.

The 32-year-old is joining forces with her husband, former Post & Echo journalist Jon Brown, in running a public relations company – and has also secured a two-book deal with Simon and Schuster.

But before she leaves the Daily Post she will oversee the first phase of plans which will increase the paper’s readership, with 4,000 copies of the Trinity Mirror title delivered free to targeted businesses in Liverpool city centre Monday to Friday from mid-November.

A further 2,000 copies will be given out by branded street merchandisers.

Jane (pictured) said: “I have had four very enjoyable, challenging and rewarding years as editor and feel very privileged to have worked with some of the most talented people in the regional press.

“I will be sad to leave but have no doubt that the title will go from strength to strength.”

In addition to the give-away plans, a new editorial platform called Style City is being launched in the Daily Post.

The supplement will appear every Thursday and will focus on the growth of city-centre living in Liverpool, with features about some of the city’s best apartments, its designer shopping and its most vibrant locations.

Jane said: “These changes will ensure the Liverpool Daily Post enters 2007 in the very best shape for my successor to build upon.”

Jane has been editor of the Daily Post since 2002, and during that time has overseen a major relaunch of the paper as well as helping it to win several awards, including North West Newspaper of the Year.

She had previously been assistant editor of the Post’s sister paper, the Liverpool Echo, and joined the group as a trainee ten years ago.

She is also a former Daily Mail sub-editor.

Sara Wilde, managing director of Trinity Mirror North West & North Wales, said: “Jane has been a superb editor of the Liverpool Daily Post and we are very sad to see her go.

“However, we wish her all the very best and are delighted she is staying on to deliver the first stage of the exciting development plans we have for the paper.”

Jane will leave the paper early in 2007.