A new editor has been appointed at a newspaper that switched from daily publication to weekly last year.
Jim was a key part of the team that turned the Herald Express weekly last July in a move that resulted in 16 job losses.
He joined Northcliffe in 1979 as a reporter and was appointed deputy editor in 2006.
Said Jim: “I am immensely proud and delighted to have been appointed editor of the Herald Express. We have a fantastic and passionate team here who are as determined as I am to build on the successful launch of our weekly publication and take the business to new heights for the benefit of all our readers and advertisers.”
Andrew Blair MD of South West Media Group said: “I am delighted that Jim has been appointed editor. As deputy editor he played a key role in the successful conversion of the Herald Express to a weekly title last year.
“I look forward to Jim leading the constant evolution of the title and the business to meet the ever changing needs of our readers and the South Devon market place. I am sure I speak on behalf of the whole team in Torquay when I say I look forward with relish to Jim’s editorship.”