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Editorial shake-up at the Daily Press

A New Year shake-up at the Western Daily Press has seen a host of its staff appointed to new roles.

The raft of changes has seen Ellie Campbell promoted from her job as news editor to the wider role of assistant editor, making way for a new-look news team.

Mark Templeton is now news editor at the Western Daily Press, after joining the paper from the Lancashire Evening Telegraph where he was assistant news editor, and Adam Postans has moved from his role as Gloucester reporter to become deputy news editor.

Chief football writer Chris Spittles has been appointed sports editor, while Susie Weldon has been promoted from her role as culture editor to become woman’s editor and David Humphrey has moved from his reporting role to become TV editor.

Chris Brown has transferred from features to be a news sub/page planner while Chris Marke has joined the paper as sports page planner from the Taunton Times.

Changes have also been made to the paper’s reporting team, with Alison Short joining the paper from The Citizen, Gloucester, as a news reporter and John Sykes due to join the team from the same paper next month as a district reporter in Gloucester.

Ed Witcombe has also been recruited as a trainee reporter. The appointments follows the departure of reporter Megan Lloyd Davies, who has joined the Mirror.

Editor Terry Manners said the changes were part of a two-stage development strategy for the Western Daily Press, which would see more appointments made in its production department in the spring.

He said: “We’ve shaken things up for the New Year to give new energy and a new direction to the team. We have had to plan ahead and set new targets and this new look team will help us to achieve those targets.”

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