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Editor returns to group after 14-year absence

A series of editorial changes have been announced at newspaper publisher NWN Media after one of its most senior journalists moved to a new role.

Martin Wright, previously associate editor of the Mold-based publisher, took over as editor of the Shropshire Star last month.

Now his role has gone to Susan Perry, editor of NWN’s Oswestry and Border Counties Advertizer – known as the ‘Tizer.

Meanwhile Susan is succeded as editor in Oswestry by Jeremy Smith, left, who returns after a 14-year absence to a paper he originally joined as a sub-editor in 1982.

In the course of a 17-year career with NWN, Jeremy also worked as the paper’s features editor before becoming chief sub-editor of its Chester titles and then deputy editor at the Evening Leader.

He left in 1999 to work as a freelance journalist and pursue business interests but is now returning to the group at the age of 58.

Said Jeremy:  “Oswestry is growing and has an exciting future, and I want the Advertizer to reflect that optimism and to grow with it.

“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.”

Married with three grown-up daughters, Jeremy is a familiar face on the stage of the town’s Attfield Theatre as well as a keen bridge player and hot-air balloon enthusiast.

A journalist for 40 years, he has also worked on newspapers in Worcester, Birmingham, Plymouth, Hemel Hempstead and Fleet Street before moving to Oswestry in 1982.

Outgoing editor Susan, pictured right, added: “I have enjoyed my nine years in the editor’s chair which has seen the Advertizer almost double in size.  I wish Jeremy every success.”

The Advertizer began as a railway timetable in 1849 before expanding into a local newspaper serving the English/Welsh border area.

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  • June 4, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    I have every confidence in Mr. Smith’s abilities as a newspaper editor.

    I wish I could say the same for his abilities whilst holding thirteen random playing cards in his hand.

    His favourite hand to play is ‘Mornington Crescent’.

    Otherwise known as ‘I hate playing Three No Trumps’.

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