Philip joins Press and Journal as a political editor
Andy Philip has joined The Press and Journal as a political editor. Before that, he was a political correspondent at The Daily Record.
Philip previously worked at The Press and Journal as a reporter for 13 years.
The hire comes as part of DC Thomson Media’s digital newsroom transformation program.
“There’s so much scope to cover the big stories in new ways at DC Thomson Media which can only be good for journalism and the communities these papers serve.
“It’s a great time to be joining an excellent team with a fresh outlook. I can’t wait to get stuck into the job as Political Editor at the P&J – a paper I’m delighted to be returning to.”
Frank O’Donnell, editor-in-chief of The Press and Journal added:
“To attract a journalist of Andy’s calibre shows how serious we are in transforming our newsrooms digitally and finding the best people to take us forward.
“We have freed our politics team from the rhythms of print and already this has resulted in more ambitious and eye-catching content that is driving new subscribers.
“Andy’s appointment will only add this to this process and I am personally delighted that he will be part of the growing team.”