David Gledhill, editor of The Bath Chronicle, will be nominated as vice president by the board of the Society of Editors at its annual meeting during its Newcastle conference next month.
If the annual meeting approves the nomination he will succeed Keith Sutton, who is set to take over as president from Neil Benson at the end of the annual conference on 17-19 October.
Gledhill began his career at the Spenborough Guardian in Cleckheaton before joining the Dewsbury Reporter.
In 1982 he moved to the Telegraph & Argus in Bradford, and was made editor of The Bath Chronicle in 1994.
The Society of Editors’ board has appointed Pat Pilton, consultant editor at the Press Association, treasurer of the society. He has worked at the Sunday Sun Newcastle, and edited the South Wales Echo. He was night editor of the Daily Express and Today, deputy editor of the London Daily News and managing editor of Mirror Group Newspapers.