Diane Davies, left, previously deputy editor of the Express & Star, has now taken charge of 18 weekly titles across the Black Country and Shropshire.
Her new portfolio includes the Chronicle series in Wolverhampton, Cannock and Rugeley, Walsall and Willenhall, Dudley, Stourbridge, Sandwell, Halesowen, Oswestry and Shrewsbury, and the Advertiser titles in Newport and Market Drayton.
She will also oversee the Journal series in Telford, Bridgnorth, South Shropshire and Mid Wales, and the Stafford and Kidderminster editions of the Express & Star.
In a further move, the E&S has appointed lifestyle editor Lisa Williams to the role of deputy weekend editor.
Other recent job moves in the regional press and related sectors include the following:
* Luke Jacobs has been appointed editor of a number of titles in the Trinity Mirror-owned Kent Regional News and Courier Media groups. Luke, who was previously digital development editor, will edit the Canterbury, Faversham, Herne Bay & Whitstable Times Series, Dover Express, Folkestone Herald, Kent & Sussex Courier, Isle of Thanet Gazette, Sevenoaks Chronicle and Ashford Herald.
* Former Swindon Advertiser and Reading Chronicle editor Dave King has been appointed managing editor at Rotary, the official bi-monthly publication of Rotary International. Dave is also lecturing in journalism and digital media with UCFB, based at Wembley Stadium.
* Matt Aldus has become social media editor at the Bristol Post. He joins the paper from neighbourly.com where he was social and content manager.
* The Hull Daily Mail has appointed Alex Grove as a reporter. He joins the paper from the North West Evening Mail.
* Steven Smith has become deputy head of content at CornwallLive, the Cornish Guardian, The West Briton and The Cornishman.
* The Bolton News has appointed Daniel Holland as politics reporter.
* Becky Barnes, formerly a journalist with the Press Association, has een appointed social media editor at Huffington Post UK.
* Hannah Mirsky has moved from the role of news reporter at the Cambridge News to the new position of video journalist.
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