Trinity Mirror has announced a new senior management structure across its regional newspaper division and plans to create 20 new digital roles, including at least ten jobs for journalists.
The shake-up will see the appointment of three senior managing directors to oversee the entire print and digital publishing business, a managing director of digital marketing services.and a digital publishing director.
A statement released by the company this afternoon said: “This will provide a more focused reporting structure that will help Trinity Mirror Regionals further accelerate development from a newspaper business into a multimedia business.
“Additionally, the new structure will be far more agile, allowing the business to quickly grasp the opportunities that will drive and diversify digital growth – the recruitment of 20 new digital roles to enhance the output of both the digital content team and the digital commercial team has already been approved.”
The following appointments and changes have been made:
- Steve Anderson-Dixon has been appointed managing director for the publishing businesses in the North West, Manchester and North & South Wales.
- Simon Edgley, has been appointed managing director for the publishing businesses in the South, Midlands and North East.
- Sara Wilde has been appointed managing director – Commercial, Trinity Mirror Regionals.
- David Higgerson has been appointed to the newly-created role of digital publishing director.
- Phil Machray, in addition to his role as chief operating officer, has been appointed managing director – digital marketing services.
- Former business development director Mark Dickinson is leaving the company with much of his responsibiltiies taken over by Machray.
All willl report directly to Georgina Harvey, managing director of Trinity Mirror Regionals.