Steven Bell, left, who has edited the Dundee Evening Telegraph since October 2015, is set to become Dundee City Council’s head of communications.
He will depart the Evening Telegraph at the end of the month and take up his new position in mid-August.
Steven has spent 22 years with Telegraph publisher DC Thomson, and previously served as the newspaper’s deputy editor.
During his time there, the Telegraph launched its first ever weekend edition and celebrated its 140th anniversary, while earlier this year, the paper moved to a new city centre office alongside sister daily The Courier.
Steven told HTFP: “I’ve had a brilliant 22 years with DC Thomson, working with some amazing people and telling lots of great stories.
“I’m leaving behind a fantastic team that I’m sure will continue to do an excellent job working on the Tele.
“I’m excited to take on a new challenge, as head of communications at Dundee City Council.
“Dundee is at a brilliant place in its history right now, and I’m looking forward to being part of that as we head towards what will hopefully be a successful European Capital of Culture bid in 2023.”
No announcement has yet been made on Steven’s replacement at the Telegraph.