A new publisher has been appointed at Northcliffe-owned Lincolnshire Media shortly after its flagship title went from daily to weekly.
Richard Duxbury moves to the newly-created role from the position of deputy managing director at Hull-based sister company Mail News and Media.
He takes over shortly after the Lincolnshire Echo moved to weekly publication as part of a series of frequency changes within Northcliffe dailies.
Richard will now have a key role in the appointment of a new permanent editor for the Echo. Nottingham Post deputy editor Steven Fletcher has been acting editor since Jon Grubb resigned in the summer.
Mark Price, managing director of GSMG and Lincolnshire Media, said: “I am delighted to announce that Richard Duxbury has been appointed as publisher for Lincolnshire Media.
“Whilst in Hull Richard has helped develop a number of key initiatives whilst working across departments including the editorial/advertising partnership Bounce Back campaign which generated over £250k.
“Richard will be responsible for the development of the Lincolnshire Media business and all of its titles. He will look to further develop the entrepreneurial spirit within the business and develop our staff accordingly.
“Richard thoroughly deserves this promotion and I am looking to working with him to further develop the future of Lincolnshire Media.”
It is understood that Richard’s appointment does not signal a further roll-out of the ‘publisher’ model which has already been introduced at Northcliffe’s Hull, Nottingham, Leicester and Bristol centres.
He is expected to begin his new role at the beginning of December.