A regional daily editor already responsible for five daily and weekly titles is to oversee a further six following a recent company takeover.
The deal has since has triggered a management restructure which has seen two RMG executives leave the business and Newsquest’s Hampshire division expanded to include the newly-acquired Berkshire operation.
In the latest move, it has been anounced that Southern Daily Echo editor Ian Murray, left, will assume editorial oversight of the six BMG titles, which include the Reading Chronicle and Slough Observer.
In his role as editor-in-chief of Newsquest Hampshire, Ian was already responsible for the Hampshire Chronicle, the Romsey Advertiser, the Andover Advertiser and the Basingstoke Gazette series as well as the Echo.
Other titles he will now oversee as group editor of the newly-formed Newsquest Hampshire and Berkshire Region include the Ascot News, Bracknell News, Newbury and Thatcham Chronicle and the Royal Borough Observer, covering Windsor and Maidenhead.
Editors across Berkshire will report to Ian, while Ian will continue to report to Amanda Davison-Young, who was recently appointed as managing director Hampshire and Berkshire.
Other changes since the purchase have seen the creation of a new Newsquest Clyde and Forth division to oversee the newly-acquired Scottish titles, headed by Graham Morrison.
As reported earlier this week, Keith McIntyre, the former managing director of Berkshire Media Group, has left the company along with former RMG finance director Graham Faulds.