John Meehan, editor of the Hull Daily Mail editor, is the latest daily regional newspaper editor to announce his resignation.
HoldtheFrontPage reports that Meehan is leaving in the wake of the decision by Hull Daily Mail-owner Northcliffe to scrap the roles of regional editorial directors and introduce new publisher roles at the group’s four biggest centres.
Meehan, who was regional editorial director for the group’s North-East titles, is to be replaced in Hull by Neil Hodgkinson, currently editorial director of the CN Group and editor of the News and Star, Carlisle.
Hodgkinson is a previous editor of the Yorkshire Evening Post in Leeds.
Meehan is Northcliffe's longest-serving daily newspaper editor, with 14 years’ service as editor of the Express and Echo in Exeter and then the Hull Daily Mail.
It was announced this week that Paul Robertson has resigned as editor of Trinity Mirror's Evening Chronicle in Newcastle to "seek a new challenge". He is also Trinity Mirror's editorial director for the North East.
Earlier this month the editor of the Lincolnshire Echo Jon Grubb stepped down amid speculation that the Northcliffe daily is about to go weekly.
In June, it was announced that Dave King had resigned as editor of Newsquest's daily Swindon Advertiser.