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Regional daily editor role up for grabs after reshuffle

jamesmitchinsonThe editor’s role at a big-city daily is up for grabs following a company reshuffle at the end of last year.

Regional publisher Johnston Press announced shortly before Christmas that Jeremy Clifford would move into a newly-created group editor-in-chief role.

His role as editor of The Yorkshire Post and editorial director for Yorkshire subsequently went to James Mitchinson, left, previously editor of Sheffield daily The Star.

Now the post of editor of The Star is being advertised on HoldtheFrontPage with a closing date of 1 March.

The vacancy represents a rare opportunity, with the last four editors of The Star – James, Jeremy, John Furbisher and Alan Powell – all having been promoted to the role internally.

The new editor will report to James in his capacity as regional editorial director.

In the advertisement, JP says the new editor will need to demonstrate a proven track record across platforms, an understanding of The Star’s target audience, and a vision for the paper.

James is also advertising for a Business Editor for The Yorkshire Post in succession to Bernard Ginns who is leaving in April to set up his own PR business.

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  • February 23, 2016 at 1:22 pm
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    “Up for grabs” always makes me thinks of advancing hordes bursting through Harrods doors as the big sale starts. This over-used clich√© is not really appropriate here, is it?

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  • February 24, 2016 at 8:59 am
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    And the successful candidate’s “vision” for The Star will involve making savings, no doubt.

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  • February 25, 2016 at 9:49 am
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    I can lead editor of the printed newspaper. I can do the famous newspaper and ten times increase the daily circulation of the newspaper. See my network in LinkedIn. With best regards, Aleksandr Solodilov.

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  • February 25, 2016 at 1:42 pm
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    What!? Another re-shuffle! JP have executed more re-shuffles that a Las Vegas croupier! And they always deal a duff hand to employees and readers!

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