Jonathan Russell has been settling into the editor’s chair at the Paisley Daily Express after taking over from Norman Macdonald.
Jonathan, (33), who joined the title this week, is a former editor of the Scottish Mirror.
He also previously worked as a Scottish correspondent for the Mirror and began his career at the Evening Express in Aberdeen in the mid 1980s.
Prior to joining the Paisley title he had worked freelance for a year, mainly producing news and sport features for various Scottish titles.
Jonathan said: “It’s going very well so far. I’ve been getting to know the staff and getting a feel for the paper.
“I left the Mirror because I wanted to do something different. I enjoyed freelancing but missed newspapers so this job is ideal.”
But he knows the job will be a challenge as he aims to build on the circulation success the paper has enjoyed in the past few years.
He said: “The paper is doing well but I don’t think any paper can suffer from having a fresh eye cast over it.
“So far I’ve been very pleased with the standard of the staff here and they’ve made the first few days easier than I feared they might have been.
“I’m sure with their help we can move the paper forward.”
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