Regional publisher Archant Norfolk has announced the appointments of a quartet of community editors to lead its content gathering operations in four of the county’s market towns.
The foursome will oversee content for the Eastern Daily Press and its sister weekly titles in the towns of Dereham, Fakenham, Thetford and Diss.
Archant Norfolk editor-in-chief Nigel Pickover, said their task would also include working with commercial colleagues to grow revenues, to link with community groups and leaders and to develop business links in the area.
“All four community editors will report to me as we continue to develop both our weekly and EDP operations in these key Norfolk market towns” he added.
The four newly-appointed community editors are as follows:
- Adam Lazzari – Dereham. Adam, 34, will lead the content team for the Dereham Times and supporting sister titles across content platforms. He has worked for Archant for eight years, based in Fakenham for the past four years.
- Chris Bishop – Fakenham. Chris, 50, has led Archant’s King’s Lynn operation for the past 15 years and will now oversee an expanded patch, based at the Fakenham office. He will be responsible for slip pages in the Fakenham and Wells Times, and will oversee a new focus on content-gathering in Hunstanton, his home town.
- Anthony Carroll – Diss. Anthony, 43, moves to his new role after a seven-year career with Archant and will oversee the Diss Mercury. His previous titles include the the Great Yarmouth Mercury and Lowestoft Journal.
- Andrew Fitchett – Thetford. Andrew, 31, will lead the editorial operation for the Thetford and Brandon Times series and Eastern Daily Press in south west Norfolk. He will work closely with Anthony and be based in a new Thetford office, The King’s House.