Trinity Mirror has announced a new senior management structure across its regional newspapers which will see the introduction of 20 digital roles.
The company claims the move will help its regional titles further accelerate development from a newspaper business into a multimedia business.
It will see the appointment of three senior managing directors to oversee the entire print and digital publishing activities, a managing director of digital marketing services and a digital publishing director.
The changes announced today will see Steve Anderson-Dixon appointed managing director for the publishing businesses in the North West, Manchester and North and South Wales.
In a restructure earlier this year Steve was given responsibility for Trinity’s Birmingham and Coventry division after previously being axed by Northcliffe from his job as regional managing director for the company’s South West division.
In a statement today the company said: “Trinity Mirror has unveiled a new senior management structure across the regionals division which will allow the business to have a greater focus on future growth opportunities.
“Additionally, the new structure will be far more agile, allowing the business to quickly grasp the opportunities that will drive and diversify digital growth – the recruitment of 20 new digital roles to enhance the output of both the digital content team and the digital commercial team has already been approved.”
The restructure will see managing director of Trinity Mirror Southern Simon Edgley appointed managing director for the publishing businesses in the South, Midlands and North East.
Sara Wilde has been appointed managing director – commercial for Trinity Mirror Regionals and chief operating officer Phil Machray has been appointed managing director of digital marketing services in addition to his current role.
It will also see the company’s head of multimedia for regional titles David Higgerson appointed to a newly-created role of digital publishing director.
All will report directly to Georgina Harvey, managing director of Trinity Mirror Regionals.
Said Georgina: “I am delighted to make these appointments as we will now have in place a management structure that matches our strategic intent to diversify our revenues and accelerate our growth into a multimedia business.”