Newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror looks set to make its regional digital director redundant under a restructure.
The group is now in consultation with Chris Bunyan, left, who has held the role at the regional division for two years, as part of plans to create two new senior roles to ‘accelerate’ its digital strategy.
A statement from the publisher says Trinity Mirror Regionals will create the new positions of digital commercial director and LocalMole general manager.
Chris, a former director of portal management for Virgin Media, joined the company in April 2008 and oversaw the launch of LocalMole.co.uk last year across its regional websites – which helps users find local businesses and rate their services.
The group’s statement says: “Trinity Mirror Regionals is to strengthen its digital management team with the creation of two new senior roles as it looks to accelerate the delivery of its digital strategy.
“The two new roles – digital commercial director and LocalMole general manager – will ensure TMR has the right level of focus and specialist knowledge in these key areas.
“Both will report directly to David Black, group director of digital publishing. As a result of this restructuring, the role of regionals digital director is redundant and the company is now in consultation with Chris Bunyan.”
Watchin’ (24/08/2010 14:01:33)
Another great strategic appoinment gone wrong for Georgie Porgie (and the untouchable David ‘Vest’ Black)!
TM Insider (24/08/2010 19:29:49)
Another expensive blunder. Well done George.
Foxy (25/08/2010 13:04:35)
Digital future for Trinity continues to look Black.