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Dorset newspaper boss to leave job

The Dorset Echo is facing fresh upheaval after the managing director announced he was following the paper’s editor out of the door.

As reported on HoldtheFrontPage in May, David Murdock is leaving the editor’s job at the Newsquest-owned daily next month after ten years at the helm.

Now it has emerged that managing director for the past three years Paul Kinvig, pictured left, is also off to pastures new.

His office confirmed to HoldtheFrontPage yesterday that he was standing down, although no further details were available.

Paul, 44, became managing director of Newsquest (Weymouth) which publishes the Echo in April 2005.

He began his newspaper career in 1988 with Northcliffe at the Stoke Sentinel, and has since held a variety of advertising roles at the Carmarthen Journal, the Western Morning News in Plymouth, the Daily Echo in Bournemouth and the Southern Daily Echo in Southampton.

Prior to taking up his current role in Weymouth, he was publisher of the Hampshire Chronicle Series in Winchester.