The company is seeking a Scotland editor-in-chief to take overall responsiblity for titles including The Herald, Sunday Herald, The National and Glasgow Evening Times when Magnus Llewellin leaves the company to become Scottish editor at The Times.
The successful candidate will lead an editorial team some 200 strong at offices across Scotland, reporting to Newsquest Scotland managing director Graham Morrison.
The advert reads: “The future Newsquest Scotland editor-in-chief will have proven success in senior editorial management roles and a good understanding of newspaper and digital production.
“He or she will demonstrate true leadership qualities and relish the challenges of a rapidly evolving print and digital media landscape.
“A sound knowledge of Scotland, its politics, business, sport and culture are essential.”
Magnus took up the editorship of Glasgow-based daily The Herald in 2013, having previously served as its deputy editor/
He was promoted to editor-in-chief at the Herald & Times Group in October 2015, after the Richard Walker, editor of the Sunday Herald and The Nation, and Tony Carlin, of the Evening Times, stepped down as part of a voluntary redundancy scheme.
He took on the same role at the Edinburgh Evening News in 1990 after initially joining as a senior reporter.
In 1997, Magnus became assistant news editor on the Daily Record, moving to become The Scotsman’s news editor the following year.
He spent two years as assistant editor at Business AM before joining The Herald in 2002 – where he served as news editor and senior assistant editor before taking up its deputy editorship.