The first week back after the summer holidays has already seen some notable new editorial job moves, with ex-York Press editor Kevin Booth named as the new editor of the Burton Mail, and Northcliffe’s Ian Carter jumping ship to become the new editorial director of the KM Group.
Now speculation is rife that another big appointment is on the cards, namely that former Scotsman editor Mike Gilson is to edit the Belfast Telegraph in succession to Martin Lindsay who retired last Friday.
The Gilson rumour has been flagged up today by the blogger Slugger O’Toole, who knows a thing or two about Northern Irish politics and media, and also on AllMediaScotland which is similarly well-connected in that part of the world.
There has been no announcement as yet from the Bel Tel, but sources there expect an appointment will be made in the near future.
Update: It’s now official.