WELCOME to Media Movers, reporting the latest moves within the Scottish media, including promotions and retirements.
FIRSTLY, congratulations to Lucy Adams, chief reporter at The Herald. The former Journalist of the Year at the Scottish Press Awards in 2010 has been appointed a political correspondent at BBC Scotland. She has been at The Herald since 2003, during which time she took nine months off, working in Ghana for Voluntary Service Overseas.
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ALSO on the move, Martin Little, head of business development at Romanes Media. Little joined the company three years ago as managing editor of its weekly newspapers division, including the Dunfermline Press and the Clydebank Post.
He is leaving next month to work as a media and digital communications consultant.
Says Graham Morrison, managing director at Romanes: “Martin has been instrumental in the development of our magazine and digital strategy, accelerating audience growth and revenue share with the creation of innovative solutions and through forging strategic partnerships with third parties.
“He has left our magazine and digital platforms in excellent shape and over the coming months we aim to further accelerate growth and innovation in this area.
“The board and I would like to thank Martin for his extremely valuable contribution and wish him well in his new venture.”
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EDITORIAL changes at the Glasgow-based media and marketing magazine, The Drum: News editor, Stephen Lepitak, has been promoted to the newly-created role of online editor, while assistant editor, Thomas O’Neill, has been appointed magazine editor. Opinion editor, Cameron Clarke, has become managing editor (Scotland) and commissioning editor.
Meanwhile, senior reporter, Jessica Davies, has been promoted to news editor, while assistant editor, Katie McQuater has been named features editor. Ishbel Macleod has been made social media manager.
These internal moves have been joined by an external one: Sam Scott, from the Metro, to take on the newly-created role of research journalist.
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THE PR agency, Incentive Media, is being wound up at the end of the month with its two directors, founding director Susie Fraser and managing director and co-owner Lorraine Fraser, going their separate ways.
Fraser is a former sales and marketing director at the Sunday Mail and Daily Record.
Says a statement issued by the Glasgow-based company: “Both Susie and Lorraine will be launching new agencies and will be releasing their own statements within the next few weeks. The pair will remain friends.
“Incentive was founded by chief executive, Susie, in 2008 and Lorraine was appointed managing director in 2011. In the past two years, it have become a major media player in Scotland, winning key contracts throughout the UK and Scotland.
“Both directors agree it has been an amazing journey and they are proud of all the work their team has done. They would like to take this opportunity to thank all their clients for their support.”
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FINALLY, as mentioned in our newly-launched Noon Briefing, The Herald has reported Gordon Robertson, director of communications at Edinburgh Airport, being named the new convener of the Association for Scottish Public Affairs.
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