The editor of a newspaper that switched from daily publication to weekly publication earlier this year is to step down.
Marc Astley editor of Exeter’s Express & Echo has decided to leave the business after six years and will work his last day on 31 December.
In a statement release by Northcliffe Media today, Marc said: “Having successfully steered the Express & Echo from a daily to weekly title in the last three months I feel this is the right time for me to seek a fresh challenge.
“I leave behind a wonderful title and many friends but am happy in the knowledge that, as I leave, the business is in an exciting new phase.”
Earlier this week the company said the title had posted a 46pc sales rise since its change to a weekly.
Andrew Blair, managing director of South West Media Group, said “During his six years as editor Marc has championed many worthy causes on behalf of the city and the community.
“Over the course of his tenure the title won a multitude of prestigious awards for such work. Marc has played a leading role in the successful conversion of the Express & Echo to a weekly title.”
It ceased as a daily title in September. A new editor is yet to be confirmed.