Alan will leave the post at Christmas as part of shake-up of senior editorial staff at Trinity Mirror Midlands’ titles.
Current Sunday Mercury editor Dave Brookes will be the Telegraph’s new editor from January.
Tony Lennox, editorial director of Midlands Weekly Media, is taking on the new role of business development editor.
As well as continuing to oversee the development of the company’s weekly titles, Tony will be exploring new publishing opportunities in the Midlands.
A Trinity Mirror statement said: “Alan has been a brilliant and committed editor for the Coventry Telegraph and will be devoting his remaining time with the company to ensuring that the title is best positioned for the future.”
The senior editorial shake-up is part of wider changes at Trinity Mirror.
The plans include the introduction of a single, integrated newsroom for Birmingham, a centralised production unit serving titles across the Midlands and a streamlining of production processes and widespread multi-skilling of staff.
nick hudson (20/08/2008 08:46:14)
Top man in charge of a top newspaper. You’ll be missed, Alan – man of sound judgement and terrific humour. They don’t make them like you any more.
ringroader (13/09/2008 13:39:21)
or is this just desserts for leading the charge of the overnight light brigade that ne’er succeeded??????