Senior names at Record in ‘consultation’ talks – update

YESTERDAY, allmediascotland reported that four very senior editorial names at the Daily Record were in redundancy talks with the paper’s publisher, Trinity Mirror.

Insodoing, it reported that it understood four people were involved: executive sports editor, Jim Traynor; deputy editor, Bob Caldwell; assistant editor, Tom Hamilton; and former managing editor, Derek Stewart-Brown, who has been recently operating as head of motors and commercial supplements

Since then it has learned the quartet are in ‘consultation talks’ about their future, not ‘redundancy talks’ with the publisher which, last month, revamped its Scottish operation, in the process parting company with Bruce Waddell, editor-in-chief of the Daily Record and sister title.

It therefore means that Jim Traynor is now in consultation, not redundancy talks.

The revamp, named Media Scotland, saw Allan Rennie, former Sunday Mail editor – and more recently editorial development director of Trinity Mirror’s national titles – named as the new editor-in-chief.

A spokesperson for Trinity Mirror told “We can confirm we have entered into a confidential period of consultation with four senior members of staff from Media Scotland.”

We apologise for any misunderstanding.