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Daily’s editor to oversee six newspapers after management reshuffle

Euan 1A regional daily’s editor will take on responsibility for six newspapers after a new newsroom restructure.

JPIMedia has announced Euan McGrory, who currently edits the Edinburgh Evening News, will take on the new title of editor (print) Scotland when the company’s digital-driven restructure is implemented next month.

The move will see Euan, pictured, oversee the print editions of the Evening News, The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, Falkirk Herald, Fife Free Press and Southern Reporter.

HTFP reported earlier this week how JPIMedia had begun a reshuffle of its senior editorial staff at the titles as it prepares to introduce its ‘Digital Acceleration’ programme, which sees journalists focus on producing digital content, next month.

Under the new structure, Free Press editor Allan Crow will take on the titles of specialist editor (geographic), with Herald editor Jill Buchanan becoming deputy print and curation editor for the affected titles.

Further appointments to new roles created under the restructure have also been revealed in a message to staff from editorial director Frank O’Donnell, who is leaving the company in an unrelated move to become editor-in-chief at Aberdeen’s Press & Journal.

Current Scotsman news editor Paul Wilson will take charge of The Scotsman and Edinburgh Evening News in print on a Sunday, while Chris Dry will take charge of Scotland on Sunday in print on a Saturday.

Scotsman arts and books editor Roger Cox is appointed specialist editor (arts), while Ian Johnston becomes specialist editor (comment).

In the announcement, which has been seen by HTFP, Frank said: “I am sure you will all join me in wishing them the very best as they take up their new posts.”

The ‘Digital Acceleration’ programme has already been implemented in the North-East of England and the North Midlands and South Yorkshire.

JPIMedia has declined to comment further.

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  • February 19, 2020 at 9:55 am
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    Unless there’s a high percentage of UGC ,shared or generic content how on earth can one person truly edit six papers?
    It beggars belief

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  • February 19, 2020 at 4:43 pm
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    I would be genuinely interested to hear what Euan McGrory honestly feels about inheriting 6 titles to edit and how he will manage the practicalities of the job?
    Properly editing 6 titles and all that entails seems like an impossible ask

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  • February 19, 2020 at 5:10 pm
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    I really wish him all the very best. What a job. I also feel for those who will suffer under the Digital Acceleration programme. The deceleration of print sales (and revenue) is being fueled by moves like this – there is still a place for a DECENT printed paper. But too few people to do a decent job worth paying for seems to be the way forward. Short-sighted bean-counters rule!

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  • February 19, 2020 at 5:12 pm
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    Editor in name. Regional Editorial Manager by function.

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