Your Noon Briefing: Grace Nicoll, comms posts at University of Glasgow, etc

REPORTS the trade website, “Grace Nicoll is taking over the breakfast show on YOUR Radio, replacing Davey Davidson.

“Grace moves from the early evening and Saturday afternoon slots to host breakfast Monday to Friday. The 23 year-old told RadioToday the move comes at an exciting time: ‘What an exciting month this is for me! The day after I got married to my lovely Fraser, Gary Marshall the station manager told me he was offering me Breakfast. I was so thrilled I rushed around to my mum’s place and we danced aroundthe kitchen.’”

The website, adds: “YOUR Radio, owned by Newsquest, broadcasts along the Firth of Clyde and to Loch Lomondside and has just applied to join RAJAR.”

Read more, here.

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TWO media vacancies are being advertised on the media jobs board – by the University of Glasgow.

The first – with a deadline for applications as early as this weekend – is for a communications officer, reporting to the director of Communications and Public Affairs and, in the main, responsible for the active promotion of the College of Medicine, Veterinary and Life Science.

It can be found here.

The second – also for a comms officer – is to assist with the university’s acquisition of the adjacent Western Infirmary site in the city.

Says the university: “Over the next few years, the university will transform its campus as part of a £775 million development plan – the single largest estates project in its history since the move from the city centre in the 1870s.”

It can be found, here.

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SAY the organisers of the Edinburgh International Television Festival: “BBC current affairs head. Fiona Campbell, is to take the position of advisory chair for the 2016 Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival.

“Campbell takes over the role from Sky Atlantic director, Zai Bennett, from this month, and will be responsible for selecting and chairing the advisory committee and curating the TV festival which will run from Wednesday 24th to Friday 26th August 2016.

“Campbell is head of current affairs for TV, Radio and Online at the BBC. She moved to the role late last year after a five-year role in BBC commissioning. There, Fiona commissioned such projects as the BBC2 series The Men Who Made us Fat and BBC3 Documentaries – Tulisa: The Price of Fame and Oscar Pistorious: What Really Happened?.

“Fiona also spent five years as commissioning editor of Independents at Channel 4 News, based at ITN.”

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AND the website,, reports: “Regional [newspaper] editors are now showing a ‘clear preference’ for digital skills when recruiting staff, research by a journalist-turned-academic has revealed.

“Rebecca Whittington gave up her position as head of news at the Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post in November to begin a new path in academia and media consultancy.

“Now, she has carried out an analysis of regional press job adverts which she claims shows the industry has reached a ‘digital tipping point’ in terms of newsroom skills.

“Using language sourced from around 100 job advertisements found on HoldtheFrontPage over a three-month period as the basis for her research, Rebecca found there had been a ‘definite tip’ towards digital skills being desired by employers.”

Read more, here.

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