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McGrory to take on role of editing six Scottish titles
New editor will take on six titles (pic: Terry Murden)
Edinburgh Evening News editor Euan McGrory is to extend his responsibility to five other newspapers as JPIMedia stretches its resources to manage diminishing sales and staff.
Mr McGrory, who is also deputy editor of The Scotsman, takes up the new role of editor (print) Scotland when the company’s digital-driven restructure is implemented next month.
Insiders have questioned the wisdom of a single editor overseeing the city’s local paper as well as The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, Falkirk Herald, Fife Free Press and Southern Reporter. One described it as “unmanageable” while another simply said it was “mad”.
However, JPIMedia has claimed that similar re-modelling of the group’s titles and staff in other parts of the UK has been rewarded with an uplift in digital traffic.
The Scotsman‘s head of content Alan Young will also expand his role across all six titles under the restructure, with the daily paper’s assistant news editor Dale Miller stepping up as his deputy.
The appointments are the latest in a reshuffle of staff as JPIMedia copes with declining print sales and the challenge of replacing lost revenue with digital sales.