Malcolm Starbrook, former Trinity Mirror Southern editor-in-chief, is Press Gazette’s new chief sub-editor. He left Trinity Mirror in 2002 to work as a management consultant after the company introduced its editorial centralisation policy for weekly titles. He was one of a number of senior editors to leave at that time.
He was previously group editor of the Croydon Advertiser for 10 years. His CV also includes spells as editor of the Milton Keynes Mirror, editor-inchief for International Thomson Publishing’s meat titles (including Meat Trades Journal, now owned by PG publisher Quantum Business Media), editor and director of West Suffolk Newspapers, and publisher of the Sussex Express series.
Press Gazette editor Ian Reeves said: “I’m thrilled to have someone with Malcolm’s depth of experience joining the team at a time when we have great plans for the magazine’s future. His many qualities will be a huge asset to us.”
Starbrook replaces Tony Berry, who has been chief sub for the past three years and who is returning to the freelance world. “Tosh has done a brilliant job for us and we’re all sad to see him go,” said Reeves. “We wish him well for the future.”