Herald group seeking editor for the Evening Times

THE Evening Times newspaper is looking for its own dedicated editor, less than a year after its editorship became part of the editor-in-chief role of Donald Martin, also in charge of sister titles, The Herald and the Sunday Herald.

The advert is seeking a “dynamic and innovative” editor of the Glasgow evening title, its previous editor being Martin who took charge of The Herald following the resignation last year of Charles McGhee.

The successful candidate will report to Mr Martin.

Prospective applicants are told they need to “feel comfortable working in a collegiate group editorial management team running a highly-integrated multimedia news operation”.

Website, Holdthefrontpage, quotes The Herald group’s managing editor, Tom Thomson, saying: “The editor-in-chief is in charge of the strategic direction of the group.

“The Evening Times editor will be in charge of the Evening Times brand and management of the title, one which is very focussed on Glasgow.

“They will be representing the title within the Glasgow community while being part of the group operation.”

A fortnight ago, Herald deputy editor, Janette Harkess, left to take up the role of director of policy and research at the Scottish Council for Development and Industry.