Media Job: Editor, Lennox Herald

CLOSING DATE: March 31, 2016

Editor, Lennox Herald

Job introduction

THE Lennox Herald is looking for a brilliant editor to lead its team of journalists in developing the paper in print and online.

Covering a busy news patch around Dumbarton and West Dunbartonshire, the Lennox is a highly-trusted source of news and sport.

We now seek a new editor to continue developing the paper – both in print and digitally – and enhancing its reputation as the go-to place for all that’s happening on its patch.

This is a rare opportunity for an editorship within a stable of newspapers which is outperforming the marketplace but still has the desire to keep on improving.

Role responsibility

The successful candidate will oversee and lead a team of reporters and work hand-in-hand with the Media Scotland Regionals production unit to produce eye-catching, dynamic pages.

You will also oversee content on the West Dunbartonshire In Your Area section of

There will also be a requirement for representing the paper in an ambassadorial role, and an ability to make and develop community contacts is essential.

The ideal candidate

The editor must be goal-focused – particularly on circulation and online traffic – and understand how journalism drives these key metrics.

Based in Glasgow, the editor must be able to lead a team of talented reporters while also contributing to the content of the paper and website.

We’re looking for journalistic excellence combined with the commercial know-how to turn great content into print sales and digital readers.

A strong journalistic background is essential while experience of leading a small team is desirable.

Package description

•    Competitive salary
•    35 days holiday
•    Pension plan
•    Flexible benefits

About the company

Media Scotland is Scotland’s largest media company. With iconic news brands under our umbrella, you would be working on market leading print, digital and social advertising solutions.

Part of Trinity Mirror, we are outperforming the market in terms of circulation performance and online traffic growth.

Along with the Lennox Herald, we publish the Daily Record, Sunday Mail, Paisley Daily Express, three paid-for bi-weekly papers and 12 paid-for weekly titles.

Contact: Trinity Mirror