Emma Slee, currently head of content for the Western Gazette, has been appointed editor.
Posted on: 28 June 2012 07:03
Emma (pictured) has worked in journalism for 17 years, having started her career as a trainee reporter at the Cornish and Devon Post Series. She joined Northcliffe in 2000 having secured the role of senior reporter/deputy news editor at the North Devon Journal. Emma has worked in a number of editorial roles around the group including content editor at the Exeter Express and Echo and acting news editor at the Derby Telegraph. She was appointed head of content for the Western Gazette in 2008.
Emma will play a key role in the business moving forward, helping to further develop both the Western Gazette and www.thisissomerset.co.uk
Emma Slee said: “I am thrilled to have been given the chance to build on what Lynne Fernquest and the Western Gazette team have achieved over the past two years, both commercially and editorially. The Western Gazette brand is already strong and I look forward to developing it further to ensure every edition is vibrant, relevant and entertaining – as well as the trustworthy source of news that readers over the decades have come to love us for.”
Sarah Pullen, Managing Director, Western Gazette said: “Emma, over the past four years, has been totally dedicated and committed to the development of content in the Western Gazette. She has truly developed her career in this role and I am delighted that we have made an internal appointment as part of our succession plan. Emma’s enthusiasm, drive and determination will continue the good work of Lynne Fernquest and the team at the Western Gazette.”