Martin moves up a rung

A FORMER editor of The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday newspapers has been promoted within the Telegraph group of newspapers, to the position of deputy editor of The Sunday Telegraph.

Iain Martin was previously assistant editor and he succeeds Richard Ellis who is “taking up many of the duties” of another former Scotsman and SoS editor, John McGurk.

Reports MediaGuardian, Ellis is leaving The Sunday Telegraph “to take up a new post of executive director, editorial for the Telegraph Media Group”.

It adds: “Ellis will work alongside the Telegraph Media Group managing editor, Lawrence Sear, and take over many of the duties performed by the former managing editor, John McGurk, who left the post at the start of the month but remains with the company working on different projects.”