The role of editor is being revived at a family-owned weekly after being without one since its previous news chief retired at the age of 91.
The New Milton Advertiser and Lymington Times, known as the A&T, is seeking an editor-in-chief for the title which was led for 46 years until 2012 by Charles Curry, who still owns the business.
Charles, pictured below, started working at the title in 1936 as a reporter, when he was 16 years old, and the business is now run by three directors who are also part of the family.
Since Charles stepped down as editor in 2012, the title has been run by a news editor but it has now been decided that it needs an editor-in-chief to lead the team of journalists.
Director Eddie Curry said: “We are keen to cultivate and develop our thriving newspapers and to this end are seeking the right individual with a broad editorial experience and a nose for business to work with us to future-proof the A&T titles.
“This is a rare and exciting opportunity which will offer the right person the chance to take a lead in developing the strong existing titles and work with the management team to increase the growth of the business.”
Charles’ father of the same name bought the New Milton Advertiser and then founded the Lymington Times in 1932.
The newspaper is based on the South coast and says it has a circulation of more than 17,000.