Media Moves

DC Thomson makes editorial changes

March 27, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The following excerpt was sent out from the Press Gazette:

Scottish publisher DC Thomson has appointed a new editor at its national newspaper The Sunday Post amid an ongoing restructuring of its newsrooms.

Jim Wilson, who has edited The Sunday Post since October 2019, is stepping down and will become contributing editor, a role in which he can also take on other ventures outside the company.

He follows Press & Journal editor Frank O’Donnell in leaving his editorship after the publisher’s digital transformation plan saw it put 100 of its 270 journalists at risk of redundancy last month.


Dave Lord
Dave Lord

Wilson will be succeeded by Dave Lord in the role of editor (national) at DC Thomson, which will see him take the helm at The Sunday Post as well as lead politics reporting at all of the publisher’s news titles, including the Press & Journal and The Courier.

Lord has worked at DC Thomson for more than 20 years, including as chief reporter, news editor and deputy editor of The Courier and most recently editor of the Evening Telegraph. He said he plans to “build upon the brand’s amazing heritage while ensuring it remains at the cutting edge of UK journalism”.




Jayne Savva
Jayne Savva

DC Thomson has also appointed Jayne Savva as editor (features) with responsibility over all features content across the publisher’s news content in print and digital.

Savva joined The Sunday Post as features editor in 2018 and has been deputy editor (features) since November 2019. She has previously worked as features editor at Best magazine and deputy features editor at the Daily Record.

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