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New managerial roles announced at merged dailies

A series of new managerial changes have been announced as part of the merger of a three flagship titles.

Regional publisher Johnston Press is merging the editorial operations of The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday and the Edinburgh Evening News with the loss of up to 45 editorial jobs.

As previously reported by HoldtheFrontPage Ian Stewart, editor of The Scotsman, will become editorial director of the three papers, while Edinburgh Evening News editor Frank O’Donnell will become managing editor.

The latest moves see deputy editors Kenny Farquharson (The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday), pictured below left, and Euan McGrory (Edinburgh Evening News),  below right, confirmed in their roles.

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JP has also revealed four new group heads of department – Mark Adamson (pictures), Alison Gray (magazines), Donald Walker (sport) and Roger Jonathan (pictures).

The merger move was made after the company revealed it was planning “further efficiency savings” in an interim management statement published in October.

A spokeswoman for Johnston Press said: “We believe that, going forward, our brands – The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday and the Edinburgh Evening News – are in exceptionally safe hands and look forward to delivering the best quality content, both in print and online, to our loyal audiences.”

It is expected that the merger plans will be implemented by March.