A weekly editor who helped pilot the ‘Newsroom of the Future’ initiative for Johnston Press has been seconded to a new role overseeing the next phase in the project’s rollout.
Having introduced the new-look newsrooms across its English and Scottish newspapers, JP is now extending it to Northern Ireland where it publishes the daily News Letter and a number of weekly titles.
In his absence Nancy Fielder will become acting group editor of JP’s North Midlands titles, including the Times, supported by Ashley Booker as acting head of content, Peaks, and Andy Done Johnson as acting content editor, Notts.
Graeme will begin his six-month secondment on Monday and will report to Warren Butcher, managing director, Northern Ireland.
Warren said: “Graeme has been instrumental in the roll out of Newsroom of the Future and the team will benefit from his insights and experiences as our own newsrooms move to this new way of working.
“Importantly Graeme will be able to provide his colleagues with an honest, personal account of Newsroom of the Future – from someone living and breathing it.
Richard Parkinson, managing director, Midlands/South Yorkshire added: “The NMSY titles are in good hands, as the team continues to deliver for our audiences and advertising customers across the region.”