Media release: DC Thomson Media appoints Frank O’Donnell as editor-in-chief of Aberdeen titles


FRANK O’Donnell, currently editorial director at Scotsman Publications, will take on the role of editor-in-chief of DC Thomson Media’s Aberdeen titles in May.

Richard Neville, head of Newspapers at DC Thomson Media, said: “I am delighted that Frank has chosen to join us at such an exciting time in the evolution of our news brands. He will bring fresh energy to the print product as well as leading the development of our digital offering in new and exciting ways.”

As editor-in-chief of Aberdeen titles, Frank will provide editorial vision for teams in Aberdeen and Inverness, working with The Press and Journal and Evening Express to ensure the titles maintain the excellent delivery of local, relevant content that readers and consumers expect. He will also take on the editorship of The Press and Journal, the UK’s highest selling regional daily newspaper.

Speaking of the appointment, Frank said: “I am excited to be joining DC Thomson Media in the role of editor-in-chief of Aberdeen. The Press and Journal and Evening Express are historic and trusted brands with a strong connection to their communities. This relationship is vital in the digital era as we develop a deeper partnership with our readers.

“I was attracted to this role by DC Thomson Media’s commitment to a sustainable digital future that will ensure these news brands thrive for generations to come.”

Frank has been a journalist for more than 25 years, and Editor of The Scotsman since April 2017, the title’s bicentenary year. He joins DC Thomson Media in May 2020.

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