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Daily editor quits to head digital innovation team

A regional daily editor is leaving her role to become head of a new digital innovation team being set up by Trinity Mirror.

Alison Gow, left, is moving from the job of North Wales Daily Post editor to become editor, digital content innovation, working across the publisher’s regional titles.

She will head a three-strong team of digital content innovators to be recruited in the New Year who will be based in the company’s regional newsrooms.

The aim is that they will work with local editors and digital editors to create what TM is calling “new and exciting ways of telling stories and sharing information.”

Said Alison: “One of the joys of the digital revolution is that it gives journalists so many opportunities to reach new audiences, and tell stories in myriad ways.

“I’m excited to work with other editors to make our newsrooms places where innovation and editorial excellence run hand in hand.”

Alison will combine the new role with that of deputy to Trinity’s digital publishing director, David Higgerson.

Said David:  “I’m delighted Alison has agreed to take on this role.

“Our digital platforms are already experiencing unprecedented growth, and winning awards and plaudits regularly.

“In Alison, we have the best possible person to ensure we innovate with content to find many more ways of keeping audiences engaged with our content online.”

Alison became editor of the North Wales Daily Post in March 2012 in succession to Rob Irvine, who took over at the Manchester Evening News.

Before that she was editor of Wales on Sunday from 2010-12 and has also worked as both deputy editor and executive editor (digital) of the Liverpool Echo.