Donald Martin, editor-in-chief of Glasgow-based The Herald, and its sister titles, the Sunday Herald and Evening Times, is leaving to become the editor of the Sunday Post it was announced today.
Martin is leaving after just over a year in post as Herald & Times editor-in-chief. He had previously been editor of the Evening Times.
According to allmediascotland , in a memo appearing on The Herald staff intranet, Martin said he was joining the Sunday Post to 'follow in the footsteps' of his grandfather, Jack Campbell, a former Sunday newspaper editor. He succeeds David Pollington, who retired at the end of last year.
It quotes Martin, saying: "The Sunday Post is a great family newspaper with a proud history and I look forward to helping the newspaper, staff and group deliver an ambitious and exciting future.
“I would not be in the position to have been offered the role without the tremendous career development and confidence senior management had in me during my four years at the Herald &Times Group, firstly editing The Evening Times and latterly The Herald as editor-in-chief.
“I will always be grateful for the opportunities I have been given and will be sad to leave behind such a talented team.”
Martin is the current president of the Society of Editors. He is a former deputy editor of the Cambridge Evening News, and was also chief sub-editor and production editor of the Reading Evening Post, editor of Thames Valley Free Newspapers and launch editor of the Edinburgh and Lothian’s Post. In 1993 he took over as editor of the North West Evening Mail, part of Cumbrian Newspapers, which he edited for four years.
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