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Press Association names new Ireland editor

David Young PAThe Press Association has appointed a new Ireland editor to oversee its reporting teams in Belfast and Dublin.

David Young, pictured left, is currently Chief Reporter in Ireland and has been with the agency since 2007.

A journalist of 12 years’ standing, David joined PA having previously worked for Belfast-based regional daily the News Letter.

In his new role he will be responsible for overseeing the Dublin and Belfast reporters and photographers, liaising with customers, and working closely with the London newsroom on new initiatives around multi-media content.

Pete Clifton, PA’s Editor-in-Chief commented: “David has built up a fantastic reputation working out of Belfast for PA, and I am delighted to give him this wider role. It also underlines PA’s commitment to the ongoing excellence of our coverage in Ireland.”

David will begin his new role on Monday 2 November.

Other recent job moves in the UK regional press include the following:

  • Manchester Evening News social media reporter Amy Glendinning is leaving her role after eight years with the title. Amy, who started as a trainee at the company’s weekly papers and was appointed as MEN’s first social media reporter last year, is joining the Red Cross as media relations officer for the North.
  • Reporter Joey Severn and trainee reporter Sarah Jane Page have left the Derby Telegraph.
  • Will Metcalfe has been appointed as local government reporter and chief reporter for The Chronicle, The Journal and the Sunday Sun, Newcastle.
  • Ian Craig has begun a new role this week as political reporter for the South Wales Argus. Ian was previously health reporter at Worcester News.
  • The Bath Chronicle has appointed Andy Baber as sports writer and sub editor. Andy previously served as a senior reporter at the Wiltshire Times.
  • Jonathan Coates has been promoted to digital content editor at The Herald and Times group of newspapers. Jonathan was previously sports editor and will be replaced by Graham Shields.

On the move yourself?  Email editor@htfp.co.uk with the details.