Mike Gilson, pictured left, took up his new role at Brighton title The Argus yesterday.
He has taken over from Michael Beard at The Argus, who left in November to take up a PR role with Public Health England.
Said Mike: “I am tremendously excited about taking on the opportunity in Brighton. It is a fantastically dynamic place and the newspaper and digital platforms under me will reflect that.
“We will be challenging when we need to be and supportive at other times. We will be at the centre of debate and, at the core of everything, our journalism will be vital and trustworthy.
“I have a track record at producing compelling newspapers and websites. This will continue.”
In his new role he will hold the official title of group editor of Newsquest Sussex.
The company’s managing director Dawn Sweeney said: “I am delighted to welcome Mike to The Argus.
“He is an experienced editor with an outstanding pedigree and I look forward to working with him in the new year to further develop The Argus.”