A weekly newspaper has a new ‘interim editor;’ after the previous post-holder was promoted to a new role.
Jon Ball has been appointed to lead the Mansfield Chad series and sister titles in North Nottinghamshire following the departure of Phil Bramley, pictured left, last month.
Phil, who held the role of editor for two years, was appointed as group editor of South Yorkshire weeklies, leading the Sheffield Telegraph, Doncaster Free Press, South Yorkshire Times and Epworth Bells.
Jon, who will have the title Head of Content, temporarily vacates his role of deputy head of multi-media content for Sheffield’s The Star and other Johnston Press titles in South Yorkshire.
His appointment is one of a series of temporary ones made at the publisher’s North Midlands titles since Derbyshire Times editor Graeme Huston took up a six-month secondment in May in Northern Ireland, to roll out the ‘newsroom of the future’ initiative.
An announcement made by editorial director James Mitchinson, which has been seen by HTFP, said: “Following on the back of Phil Bramley’s promotion to group editor, South Yorkshire Weeklies, an opportunity has arisen for an interim editor in the North Nottinghamshire market place.
“Reporting to acting group editor for Wilfred Edmunds and North Notts Newspapers, Nancy Fielder, Jon Ball will take up the role of head of content for Chad Series, and associated titles.
“Jon temporarily vacates the role of deputy head of multi-media content for The Star and South Yorkshire. His role will be filled in the interim by Gael Stigant.
“Please join me in congratulating these two individuals on their appointments, and offer them your continued support in their new roles.”