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Pro-independence newspaper’s editor takes charge of sister daily

Callum BairdThe editor of a pro-Scottish independence newspaper has been promoted to a new role which includes added responsibility for one of its sister dailies.

Newsquest Scotland has announced Callum Baird, pictured, will take on the role of managing editor of both The National and the Glasgow Evening Times next month.

Callum has edited The National since 2015, having served as its founding deputy editor the year before that.

Newsquest Scotland editor-in-chief Donald Martin has held responsibility for the Evening Times since a 2017 restructure saw the title’s own editor Graham Shields leave the business, and Callum will report to Donald in his new post.

Callum said: “It really is an incredible privilege to be able to take charge of a title with such a rich history. The Evening Times has a brilliant team of journalists and I can’t wait to work with them.”

Last month The National revealed it had received a subscriptions boost after the airing of a BBC Scotland documentary which showcased day-to-day life in the newsroom it shares with the Evening Times and The Herald.

Donald said: “Callum is an outstanding editor and I look forward to seeing his editorial and commercial creativity given a wider remit.

“The Evening Times and its staff will benefit from his editorship and I look forward to it enjoying success across all fronts in line with Callum’s track record on The National.”

Callum will take up his new role on Monday 4 November.

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  • October 28, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    No disrespect to Calum but the “Evening” Times is still a decent paper whereas the National is a comic so it will need a very different approach. Good luck to him. He came across very well on “The Papers”.

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