Emma is set to take up a position with NHS Wales for the ARCH regional health programme, which aims to bring better healthcare provision to the people of South West Wales.
Both Emma and Rebecca took over at their respective newspapers in July 2013, and Emma’s move comes as both titles prepare to come under the control of Trinity Mirror following its takeover of Local World.
Emma began her career at the South Wales Evening Post in 1999 as the classified office junior and then became a trainee journalist, before moving quickly onto the sub-editors’ desk.
In 2010, she was promoted to the position of production editor of the Evening Post, the Journal and the Star as well as Swansea Life, Business Life and Cowbridge Life magazines.
Her promotion to the Journal’s editorship came after Jonathan Roberts left to take charge of the Evening Post.
During Emma’s tenure, the Journal launched its monthly famring supplement West Wales Farmer and marked its 205th anniversary in April this year.
Last month she also welcomed comedian Rhod Gilbert into the paper’s offices to undertake a week of work experience for a BBC TV programme.
The episode is set to air in the New Year.