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Daily editor bounces back from publisher’s cuts with top national role

Jamie Macaskill 2023An editor who left a regional daily during widespread cuts by its publisher has bounced back with a top role at a national newspaper.

Jamie Macaskill has taken a new role as a homepage editor at The Sun following his departure from Reach plc.

Jamie, who edited the Hull Daily Mail and Grimsby Telegraph, was among a number of senior departures announced earlier this year after Reach announced a restructure that placed more than 400 journalists’ roles at risk of redundancy.

He took up his new post with The Sun last month.

Jamie began his career on the Aberdeen Evening Express in 1990 before moving to Newcastle, where he was a reporter on The Journal from 19983 to 1995.

He then spent a decade with Glasgow’s Daily Record as a reporter, then deputy editor and later news editor, prior to becoming The Mail on Sunday’s bureau chief in the city.

Jamie moved to Hull in 2010, spending three years as assistant editor and then moving to the deputy editorship.

From 2017 to 2020 he was digital editor, based in Grimsby, before taking the editor role at both titles following a restructure.