The first Facebook-funded journalist to join a regional press newsroom has left for a new public relations role at a firm where he will soon be joined by his old editor.
Steven, pictured, has now moved to work for Malvern-based Sanity Marketing, where he oversees a team of writers.
Speaking to HTFP, Steven said: “I was at the paper for a year when the pandemic hit so it was a massive learning curve as the whole of the industry was hit hard and luckily I wasn’t furloughed or let go.
“I’m glad to see the CNP extending the original contract of two years for at least another year for my friends in the industry who were on the same scheme.”
Facebook confirmed in December it was extending the Community News Project for another year and investing an additional £2.25M into the scheme, which is administered by the National Council for the Training of Journalists.