Jon, (38), has been at Scunthorpe since 2002, and had previously been deputy editor of the Nottingham Evening Post.
The last set of ABCs showed the Scunthorpe Telegraph had increased its circulation, Monday to Friday, by 1.5 per cent to 21,116. The Lincolnshire Echo sells 25,481.
Northcliffe Newspapers managing director Michael Pelosi said in a memo to staff: “I trust you will join with me in wishing Jon every success in taking forward the Lincolnshire Echo, which has been successfully edited by Mike Sassi for the last six years.”
An announcement on Jon’s successor at Scunthorpe will be made soon.