DC Thomson hires Roberts as weekend editor

Karen Roberts has joined DC Thomson’s Press and Journal as a weekend editor. Recently, she was a late news editor at JPI Media’s NationalWorld. Roberts worked as a senior reporter, assistant content editor, court reporter and content editor at the Evening Express. She was a reporter at The Sunday Post. Roberts graduated from the University […]

Dunford named editor of Crawley Observer

JPIMedia has named Mark Dunford editor of the Crawley Observer. Dunford has been with JPIMedia for 6 years, joining as Sussex sports editor and then serving as head of community sport. Prior to that, he was with Sussex Newspapers for more than 17 years, having joined as deputy editor and then served as head of […]

Blackledge joins Reach as digital publishing editor

Richard Blackledge is now a digital publishing editor at Reach, supporting its online network. Previously, he was at JPI Media for more than 2 years, working as acting head of content and then as a specialist journalist. He was also at Johnston Press for more than 9 years, joining as a reporter covering general news. […]

JPI Media launches national news title

JPI Media has launched an online national news title, “NationalWorld” for which seven senior editorial managers have already been hired from across the regional publisher. JPIMedia head of content development Nick Mitchell will edit the title. Dan Bird, the company’s head of audience in the South of England, will serve as deputy editor. Crystal Chesters, […]

BBC’s McIntosh appointed editor of The Scotsman

Neil McIntosh, who has been managing editor of BBC Online for the past 7 years, has been named editor of The Scotsman as JPI Media reverts to separate editors for its key titles. McIntosh has also worked at The Wall Street Journal for more than 4 years, joining as editor, WSJ.com Europe. He launched a […]

Howley joins JPI Media as an engagement editor

Caroline Howley is now an engagement editor at JPI Media. Previously, Howley was working as a freelance journalist and marketer pitching, writing, researching, and editing articles, blogs, features, reported features, guides, and e-books. She has also worked across specialist subject areas including business, retail, travel, recruitment, current affairs, entertainment, and marketing, along with performing other […]

Reach emerges as frontrunner to buy financially distressed British media group

Reach Pic, one of Britain’s biggest newspaper groups, has emerged as the frontrunner to buy JPI Media’s regional newspapers, reports the Financial Times.  Reach Pic, formerly known as Trinity Mirror between 1999 and 2018, owns the Daily Mirror and Daily Express as well as regional brands including the Manchester Evening News.  JPI Media is a […]