A former group editor of 11 Johnston Press titles is returning to local newspapers as editor of a Scottish weekly.
The move comes nine month after Susan left her role as group editor of the Selkirk-based Southern Reporter and 10 other titles in the JP-owned Tweeddale Press stable.
She initially moved to a writer and sub-editor role with Scottish Field magazine, but is now returning to what she terms her ‘first love’ – local newspapers.
Wyvex Media Group managing director Alister Bennett said: “We are delighted to confirm Susan as our new Editor in Oban.
“She fought off stiff opposition for the post and we believe Susan’s passion for community news and experience in running newspapers in more rural areas will lead the Oban Times to even greater heights.”
Added Susan: “This is a fantastic opportunity for me to return to my first love – local weekly newspapers.
“The Oban Times is a fine example of a quality local, family owned newspaper. It is a real honour to be entrusted with its future development and I will continue to uphold the values which have made it such a success”
Susan replaces Willie Mack, who joined the Oban Times in May 2014 and left in October.