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Scottish PA gets multimedia manager

Victoria Mitchell has been appointed to a newly created role of deputy editor of The Scottish Press Association.

Her new position will reflect the increasing importance of multimedia as she works to expand the role of video journalists in Scotland and develop new opportunities for the multimedia team.

Victoria steps up to her new role having worked as chief reporter for The Scottish Press Association for the past three years. She has covered major stories including the Maryhill plastics factory blast and G8 summit at Gleneagles, and has reported from hot spots around the world including Iraq, Sri Lanka and Turkana in Kenya.

She joined The Scottish Press Association in June 2003 as a general reporter, and before joining PA she worked on a number of Scottish titles including the Sunday Mail, Daily Record and The Herald as a news reporter.

She started her career in journalism in 1997 when she joined her local paper, the Wishaw Press, as a cub reporter.

She will continue with her news reporting duties and will assist the e ditor of The Scottish Press Association, Iain Duff, in running the Glasgow newsdesk.