AddThis SmartLayers

Editorial director’s role expands after news chief’s exit

A weekly editor who left Johnston Press last month will not be replaced, the regional publisher has confirmed.

Nick Procter left his role as editor of the Bridlington Free Press, the Driffield Times & Post, the Pocklington Post and the Beverley Guardian, to take up a new role as communications manager at the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Johnston Press has now said that Nick will not be replaced and editorial responsibility for his four titles will go to Scarborough News editor Ed Asquith, who is editorial director for the company’s Yorkshire Regional Newspapers division.

Ed also edits the Malton and Pickering Mercury and Filey Mercury and added the Whitby Gazette to his responsibilities earlier this year when its editor, Jon Stokoe, was made redundant.

A spokeswoman for Johnston Press said: “Following the departure last week of Nick Procter, Ed Asquith, editorial director for YRN, will assume editorial responsibility, supported by the Driffield-based East Yorkshire titles’ deputy editor Simon Haldenby.”

Nick worked for Yorkshire Regional Newspapers for 20 years until leaving last week, starting as a trainee reporter with the then Scarborough Evening News and working his way up to become Bridlington Free Press editor nine years ago.

One comment

You can follow all replies to this entry through the comments feed.
  • November 12, 2013 at 9:40 am
    Permalink

    Top operator. A massive loss to the papers in East Yorks.

    Report this comment

    Like this comment(0)
Take part in our Reader Survey here