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New appointment sees editorship kept in the family

The editorship of the Liverpool Daily Post is being kept in the family, with Jon Brown’s appointment as acting editor, while the paper’s editor – his wife – Jane Wolstenholme is on maternity leave.

Jon, (38), is currently deputy editor of the Post’s sister evening title, the Liverpool Echo.

He began his career on the Blackpool Gazette, rising through the ranks to news editor, and was made assistant editor after a secondment on the Lancashire Evening Post.

He joined the Trinity Mirror-owned South Wales Echo as assistant editor, where he spent two years, before being appointed assistant editor of the Liverpool Echo, another Trinity Mirror title, nearly four years ago. A year later he was promoted to deputy editor.

He has since overseen two mini-relaunches, including the transformation of the paper’s Saturday product into the Weekend Echo, which is on sale at breakfast time.

The Liverpool Daily Post was relaunched in March and has since enjoyed considerable circulation success, as well as being named North West Newspaper of the Year.

Jon said: “The Post is a great newspaper put together by a fantastic team of journalists. It has already undergone a highly successful relaunch and is a big hit with readers who enjoy its brand of intelligent journalism.

“The not insignificant challenge now is to maintain the positive circulation trend and to cement the Post’s position as the must-read newspaper in the Merseyside ABC1 market. It will be hard work but should be immense fun too.”

Jane added: “The last 12 months have been an incredibly fast-moving and exciting time at the paper and the team here have achieved a great deal to be proud of, particularly since our relaunch in March.

“But the Daily Post is in good hands and I am certain Jon and the rest of the team will be very successful at building on recent achievements while I am away.”

Jon will move into his temporary new role on March 14 next year.

Mark Dickinson, editor of the Echo and Trinity Mirror’s regional editor-in-chief in the North West and North Wales, said: “Jane and her team have done a great job in developing the Liverpool Daily Post.

“Jon’s appointment as acting editor will ensure that that momentum is maintained.”

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