New editor at magazine
Symon takes on Insider role from Northrop
Symon, 58, is a former business editor at the Sunday Herald and The Scotsman and replaces Northrop who is stepping down after 15 years in the role to focus on a new tourism-related business.
Symon was also an investigative reporter at the Evening Times in Glasgow and also worked at The Sunday Times Scotland. He won a UK press award for his work on the Poll Tax.
In recent times he has undertaken writing and PR roles and more recently was involved in the Better Together campaign during the Scottish independence referendum as head of business engagement.
“I am delighted to be joining Trinity Mirror, whose ambition is shown by the fact that it is launching the first national newspaper for 30 years.”
Insider was launched in 1984 as a monthly title but is now published eight times a year. It works in tandem with a substantial events business.