Interviews for a new editor of the Whitby Gazette are currently taking place.
David Penman, editorial director of Johnston Press’s Yorkshire Regional Newspapers, said there had been “a terrific response” to advertisements for a successor to Phil Pledger.
Applications had come from “a couple of dozen well-qualified people”.
Mr Pledger (50) resigned after two years for personal reasons. He is moving to Cumbria next month.
He was assistant editor of the Reading Evening Post before moving to the 150-year-old Whitby Gazette, which has just gone bi-weekly.
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