NWN Media boss David Faulkner stepping down after Newsquest takeover and 40 years in local newspapers

The managing director of a local news publisher in North Wales is to step down a month after his company was taken over by rival Newsquest.

NWN Media’s managing director David Faulkner will leave his role later this month. Faulkner has spent 40-years in regional news publishing, including the last eight years leading NWN Media.

The group publishes a number of newspaper titles across North Wales including the daily Leader (covering Wrexham and Flintshire) and North Wales Chronicle.

Newsquest bought the family-owned group, which dates back to the 1830s, in September.

Faulkner is said to be continuing to work as a freelance for Newsquest to help further develop its contract printing business, according to a message to staff from Newsquest chief executive Henry Faure Walker.

Nick Fellows, managing director of Newsquest North West will take over management of NWN Media from 30 October.

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  1. What do these trainees expect, 9am-5pm with a lunch hour and weekends off?
    I remember working 12 days in a row without a day off, many early shifts and late shifts all mixed up so it was tough, 7 hours between some shifts. Did these people not look at the website before applying, what did they expect? cutting edge journalism! Poor snowflakes

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