Deputy editor – Ayrshire Weekly Press

CLOSING DATE: January 14, 2014

AYRSHIRE Weekly Press is seeking to appoint a senior journalist as deputy editor for the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald and the Ayr Advertiser.

The challenging position demands a portfolio of personal and professional skills, including a highly developed news sense, strong legal awareness, the drive to set the local news agenda and the organisation and people skills necessary to help motivate and manage a talented reporting team.

The successful candidate will have a record of news desk management and have the leadership and journalistic skills required to deputise for the Editors in their absence.

This key post offers a team player, with commensurate vocational qualifications, an opportunity for further professional development and a potential springboard to future advancement within the company’s newspaper stables.

Applications including CV and stating current salary should be submitted to:

Closing date for applications: 14th January 2014