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New roles, new posts, new responsibilities

Several editorial staff at Trinity Mirror’s Birmingham-based titles have been given extra responsibilities in a series of internal promotions.

At the Evening Mail, long-serving photographer Steve Murphy has been appointed picture editor, while Gary Denning becomes the paper’s chief sub-editor, moving up from his role as chief features sub.

Page editors Gary Young and Emma Brittain have also been given new roles, as assistant chief sub-editor and senior page planner respectively.

Meanwhile, at the Birmingham Post, business reporter Steve Pain has been appointed deputy business editor.

The Sunday Mercury has also given extra responsibilities to three staff. Reporter Charlotte Ward becomes the title’s showbiz editor, while investigations reporter Martyn Leek and reporter Caroline Wheeler have been given additional duties in their existing roles.

In addition to these changes, a number of staff have been redeployed or given new roles following the recent editorial restructure.

Bill McCarthy, previously editor of the Birmingham News, has now been redeployed as head of production in Coventry.

Andrew Mallabone, previously head of design for the Sunday Mercury, has been appointed head of subbing at the same title.

Keith Perry has a new role as deputy head of subbing on the Sunday Mercury, while Teresa Phillips becomes a sub-editor at the Sunday paper and Graham Hill is the paper’s new deputy head of sport.

At the Birmingham News Damian O’Loughlin becomes head of content, and Adam Fradgley becomes picture manager of the joint picture desk.

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