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Deputy editor’s role extended to include sister daily

A deputy editor at Sunday title has been promoted to carry out the same role for its sister daily.

Scotland on Sunday deputy editor Kenny Farquharson will now combine the role with the same position at The Scotsman, under the editorship of Ian Stewart, who leads both titles.

Kenny succeeds Peter MacMahon, who left his position as deputy as The Scotsman last September to join ITV Border as political editor.

The move is one of a series of promotions at the two Johnston Press titles among senior journalists after a number of departures from the papers, some of which are believed to be through the publisher’s voluntary redundancy programme.

Alison Gray has been made assistant editor of both papers after previously being editor of the Scotsman magazine, while Gillian Harris has become news editor for both.

Other promotions have seen Kayt Turner made picture editor, while Roger Cox is now arts editor and Tom Peterkin is political editor.

Tom replaces Eddie Barnes who last month became the new director of strategy and communications for the Scottish Conservative party.

In November, the National Union of Journalists claimed that around 40 journalist jobs would go at The Scotsman and its sister titles after Johnston Press offered its staff an enhanced voluntary redundancy package.

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  • February 13, 2014 at 11:48 am

    I am sure Kenny and Alison are pleased with their promotion and I wish them good luck, but this sounds like a Buy One Get One Free deal in favour of a company which over the next few months is saying BOGOF to most of its editorial staff.

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