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Content boss lands national role after leaving cuts-hit publisher

Tom EarnshawA newsdesk boss has landed a new national role after leaving a regional publisher in a “tumultuous” end to 2023.

Tom Earnshaw has announced he has taken up a new position with Manchester-based digital publishing group LadBible.

Tom, pictured, was content editor at Reach plc title Lancs Live before announcing he was leaving last month.

His departure came after Reach revealed in November that it was looking to shed 450 jobs – including 320 in editorial – following a downturn in digital revenues.

Posting about his new job on X, Tom wrote: “After a tumultuous end to 2023 after being put at risk of redundancy at Reach plc, I’m over the moon to start the new year with a really exciting new role at LadBible.

“Can’t wait to get started.”

Tom began his regional press career on the Preston-based Lancashire Post in August 2017 and became a senior reporter the following year.

In 2020, he moved to rival title Lancs Live and was made content editor in August the following year.

Writing about his departure on 7 December, Tom said: “Today is my final day at Lancs Live and Reach plc.

“There’s no quantifying the journey I’ve been on professionally in playing a part in us becoming the biggest and best news outlet in Lancashire, and for Lancashire. But I’ve truly loved it.”

“I moved to news desk about two and a half years ago and during that period we saw Lancs reach dizzy heights. Consistently among the top sites in the country on any metric you look at.

“It quickly became a well-oiled machine with everyone singing from the same hymn sheet. We’ve covered some really, really important things. Too many to mention.

“Without Lancs Live, the vast majority of it would never have seen the light of day and people would have gone by without being held to account. My main hope going forward is that this continues.

“But the thing I will miss most is doing what we did with the people we had. The people you work with are everything when it comes to job satisfaction and I will, quite simply, miss them – those staying, those leaving now, and those already departed.”

HTFP has approached Tom for further information about his new role.