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Senior editors named by Northcliffe South East

Regional publisher Northcliffe Media has named the four senior journalists who will be sharing the role previously held by Alan Geere.

Alan, who was editorial director of Northcliffe South East, recently left to run a journalism training school in Uganda.

Now his region-wide role has been carved up into four smaller geographical units with a senior editor responsible for each of the titles in his or her area.

Each of the four – Nev Wilson, Roger Kasper, Glenn Ebrey and Rebecca Smith – will report directly to managing director of Northcliffe South East Richard Karn.

Brentwood Gazette editor Nev takes charge of the Essex Chronicle Media Group and will oversee the Essex Chronicle in addition to his existing title. Paul Dent Jones, who was deputy editor of the Chronicle, is promoted to editor.

Roger, editor of the Sevenoaks Chronicle, becomes senior editor of the Courier Media Group.  Ian Read will report to Roger to continue to edit the Kent and Sussex Courier.

Glenn will head up East Surrey and Sussex Media and retain editorship of the Croydon Advertiser, overseeing the Crawley News, edited by Andy Worden and the Surrey Mirror Series edited by Deanne Blaylock.

Finally Isle of Thanet Gazette editor Rebecca will lead the remaining Kent Regional News and Media titles.  Folkestone Herald and Dover Express editor Simon Finlay and Whitstable Times editor John Nurden will report to her.

Said Richard:  “I am confident these new appointments will help us drive and deliver significant changes to keep our business on a healthy footing.

“Neville, Roger, Glenn and Rebecca are to be congratulated on their appointments and they will lead a team of talented and respected editors.

“I look forward to working with them to build on the substantial improvements made with our titles under Alan Geere.”


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  • October 9, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Fantastic, Editors to oversee the editors, and to drive significant changes, meaning whipping the last few already overworked jounalists left to cover for the sacked ones and increasing the usage of submitted pictures, badly taken and badly used putting more photographers at risk. This company really does not have a clue anymore.

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  • October 9, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Firstly, congratulations to the new appointees. It does appear that we are back to the future. Did NC have Ian Carter and then Frank Le Duc in a similar role? Wasn’t that position found to be surplus to requirements? From the outside it really looks as though there is little intelligent and long term strategic direction.

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  • October 31, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    I believe Simon Finlay should have been promoted – scandalous. He has put the years in – a real slap in the face.

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