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Editor lands new role with sister daily after title’s closure

Alyson MageeAn editor whose title was closed last month has landed a new job with its sister daily.

The Belfast Telegraph has announced the appointment of Alyson Magee as a business reporter.

Alyson, pictured, joins the Bel Tel after its owner Mediahuis closed the Ulster Grocer, which she previously edited.

Mediahuis said the closure of Ulster Grocer was part of a strategy “to streamline our organisation and refocus resources on our core publishing, reach and marketplaces divisions”.

In a statement to staff issued prior to last month’s closure, the publisher said: “As a management we have engaged directly with the small number of employees who are directly impacted and we would like to thank them most sincerely for their efforts and commitment.

“We will ensure that they are offered every support and assistance throughout the process as we work to identify possible alternative options available to them.”

The closure of Ulster Grocer came after the title marked its 50th anniversary earlier in 2022.