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February 7, 2014updated 12 Feb 2014 4:59pm

Daily Record and Sunday Mail have dedicated editors again

By Dominic Ponsford

Two of Scotland's biggest newspapers have new editors: Murray Foote has been made editor of the Daily Record and Jim Wilson is editor of the Sunday Mail.

It is a return to having dedicated editors for the two titles, which were previously both edited by Allan Rennie. Last week Rennie was promoted to managing director of Trinity Mirror's Media Scotland division following the departure of Denise West to join DC Thomson. Rennie remains editor in chief of the Record and Mail.

He said: "Murray and Jim and two of Scotland's most experienced and talented journalists and I am delighted to have them at the helm in a historic year, where our nation hosts the Commonwealth Games, Ryder Cup, World War 1 Commemoration and the Independence Referendum.

"As well as maintaining our position as Scotland's best print brands they will be responsible for driving and accelerating our digital audience growth." 

Foote said: "Having worked for the Daily Record for the best part of 23 years, it is an immense privilege to be appointed editor of Scotland's newspaper.

"It will be my honour to lead the country's finest team of journalists as we embark on a momentous year for our country."

Foote became deputy editor of the Record in 2000 and group editor of Media Scotland in January 2012.He has previously worked for the Dundee Evening Telegraph, Aberdeen Evening Express, the Glasgow Evening Times, Scottish Daily Mail and the Scottish Mirror. 

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Wilson has worked for the Edinburgh Evening News, Scotsman and Daily Record, and joined the newsdesk at the Sunday Mail in 2000. He has been executive editor of the title since 2012.

The Daily Record had an average daily sale of 224,411 in December 2013, down from just over 250,000 in the same period a year earlier.

The Sunday Mail had an average sale of 255,637 in the same period, down from 285,028 in the sane period a year earlier.

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