A digital director at a regional publisher is set to move to a newly created role at a magazine publishing company.
Paul Hood, left, will leave his role as digital director of Archant London to join Dennis Publishing as head of digital for its technology division.
Paul is set to begin his new job at the end of June. It is understood that Archant will be announcing a replacement shortly.
He tweeted: “I’m very grateful to Archant for a great three and a half years with some great opportunities. Excited now about joining the team at Dennis.”
In his new role, Paul will be responsible for the strategic direction, profitability and growth of the technology division, which publishes 13 websites.
He will also sit on the publisher’s digital board, which has been newly formed.
In his current position, Paul has been responsible for the London24 website, which is used by Archant titles in the capital.
Craig Nayman, Archant chief commercial officer, said: “Under Paul’s leadership London24.com has consistently increased audience scale; reaching an all-time record of more than 1.6 million monthly unique visitors in March this year, making it the biggest single-brand digital audience within Archant’s portfolio.
“Our focus will now be to push ahead with the commercialisation of the site and continue to provide engaging relevant content to our growing user base.”
He added the company was now in the process of recruiting a new business development director for London24.