Jeremy Smith, left, returned to publisher NWN Media after a 14-year absence in June to take over as editor of the Oswestry and Border Counties Advertizer.
However the move did not work out and the post has since been readvertised.
NWN Media has declined to say any more about the circumstances surrounding Jeremy’s departure last month.
Jeremy, 58, originally joined the Advertizer as a sub-editor in 1982 and also worked as the paper’s features editor.
Other roles during the course of a 17-year career with NWN Media included chief sub-editor of the group’s Chester titles and deputy editor at the Evening Leader.
He left NWN in 1999 to go freelance and has also worked on newspapers in Worcester, Birmingham, Plymouth, Hemel Hempstead and Fleet Street
Prior to taking up the role in June he said: “I am looking forward to being part of the excellent ’Tizer team who are all committed to bringing its many loyal readers all the local news, pictures and sport from around the area.”