A regional publisher has completed its line-up of new ‘community editors’ with two more senior appointments.
Archant Norfolk is shaking up its branch office structure with a series of community editors taking charge of the content-generating operation in towns across its patch.
The latest appointments see Amy Smith, pictured below, become editor of her hometown title, the Beccles and Bungay Journal, as well as providing content for the Eastern Daily Press from across the Waveney Valley.
Amy, 23, is replacing David Lennard, who is leaving in late February after more than 40 years with Archant.
She said: “I am thrilled and delighted to edit the much-loved BBJ, a newspaper that has always been an important part of my life.”
Meanwhile David Bale, 47, becomes chief reporter for the EDP in west Norfolk, overseeing the paper’s Kings Lynn patch.
Making the announcements editor-in-chief, Nigel Pickover, said: “This takes to seven the recent changes in leadership in our branch office network and sets us on course for exciting content opportunities across our platforms of print, web, mobile, tablet and television.”
“This is an exciting time for our great community editors as we seek to provide exquisite content which will help us thrive on both our weekly titles and in their sister newspaper, the EDP,” said Nigel.
The previous set of four community editor appointments, announced in October, was covered on HTFP here.
The complete list, which also includes the existing weekly editors in North Norfolk and Great Yarmouth, is:
Beccles: Amy Smith
Cromer: Richard Batson
Dereham: Adam Lazzari
Diss: Anthony Carroll
Fakenham & Wells: Chris Bishop
Great Yarmouth: Anne Edwards
King’s Lynn: David Bale
Lowestoft: Andrew Papworth
Thetford: Andrew Fitchett