Two Trinity Mirror editors are set to leave their posts as part of an ongoing restructure by the regional publisher.
As previously reported by HTFP, the editor roles at the Grimsby Telegraph and Lincolnshire Echo are disappearing in a major shake-up at the company which is seeing 78 jobs lost and 44 new ones created.
Hull Daily Mail editor Neil Hodgkinson will retain overall editorial oversight for the three Lincolnshire titles in his role as editor-in-chief for Humber and Lincolnshire, but HTFP understands he will not be in charge of running them on a day-to-day basis.
TM has declined to comment further while Michelle and Charles remain in their posts, but Press Gazette has reported Michelle as stating her papers would “now move forward with no editor” in an email to staff.
The email adds: “In both towns, the teams are hard-working and dedicated – I have led change and they have accepted it and supported me and I am ever grateful for that.
“Sadly the Telegraphs in both towns now move forward with no editor, a person who has been so vital over the years in setting the tone for the towns, which are still true communities.
“While we must all embrace change, we must never lose that fight! Thank you for the good times… a truly sad end to a wonderful career.”
Michelle has spent almost 30 years in newspapers, most of which were in the Grimsby and Scunthorpe newsrooms.
Charles has been in permanent charge of the Echo since 2015, and previously served as acting editor when the role’s previous holder Mel West was on maternity leave.