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Sunday paper’s assistant editor quits for new challenge

Iain HarrisonA Sunday newspaper’s award-winning assistant editor is leaving for a new challenge outside of journalism.

Iain Harrison, left, will work his last day at the Sunday Post on 29 July after seven years with the Dundee-based paper.

Iain previously won the inaugural outstanding achievement award at the Post’s publisher DC Thomson for “consistently delivering front page exclusive stories” as chief reporter.

He was quickly promoted to run the newspaper’s news and sport coverage for both print and multi-media platforms.

Iain will now take up a newly created role as content marketing manager at emergency animal care firm Vets Now.

His departure has resulted in a restructuring of the executive team at The Sunday Post, which is now recruiting for a deputy editor.

Last week it was announced the last three Post journalists to be based on Fleet Street would be leaving with their roles replaced by three newly-created positions based in Scotland – an investigations co-ordinator and two regional reporters.

All four roles are being advertised on HoldtheFrontPage.

Said Iain: “I’ve had some fantastic, life-changing experiences in journalism, from writing dispatches from Sarajevo following the Bosnian war to running a team reporting on the Clutha tragedy, and will miss being on the front line of news.

“I will also miss my news and sports colleagues at The Sunday Post who have really gone from strength to strength in the past few years and have been an absolute pleasure to work alongside.

“But I’m really excited about life outside of newspapers. A couple of months ago I read a column that advocated coming out of your comfort zone every now and again and it struck a chord so that’s what I’m going to do.”

Iain also served as political correspondent for the Sunday Times before joining the Post.


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