The deputy editor of a regional daily will step up to become acting editor when the current post-holder retires.
His deputy, Cathy Duncan, left, will become acting editor after he leaves until a new permanent editor is appointed.
The post was recently advertised on HoldtheFrontPage with a closing date of 10 August. Initial interviews took place in Swansea on 30 August.
Interim managing director Steve Brown said in an internal announcement: “This is a great opportunity for Cathy to gain experience as an editor and I hope you will give her your full support.”