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Regional daily news editor joins police commissioner’s office

elizabeth joyceA regional daily news editor has left for a new communications officer role working for the local police and crime commissioner.

Elizabeth Joyce, left, who was acting head of news at the Express & Star, left the paper after ten years last month.

She has now taken up a new role as media communications officer at the office of West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner.

A replacement at the Wolverhampton-based Express & Star is yet to be appointed.

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

  • Newcastle daily The Chronicle has appointed Laura Hill as reporter. Laura, who was previously a reporter at the Harrogate Advertiser, will also write for sister titles The Journal and Sunday Sun.
  • Sam Cooper has joined the Rotherham Advertiser, having left his role as reporter at the Pontefract & Castleford Express
  • Sheffield daily The Star has appointed Ellen Beardmore as deputy head of communities. She previously served as political reporter at the newspaper.
  • Beren Cross has been appointed as a sports journalist at the Plymouth Herald.
  • Rachel Russell has been appointed a reporter at the Enfield Independent.
  • Emma Ferguson, a reporter for the Camborne Redruth Packet, Falmouth Packet, West Cornwall Packet, Truro Packet and Helston Packet, is returning from maternity leave this week.

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  • January 11, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    So she soon be writing press releases to fill those same pages, but under much more pleasant conditions. You really don’t know how badly newspapers generally treat staff until you get out of the industry. I am not saying it’s perfect, but it is a whole lot better.

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