Paul Jones will join the publisher at the end of November to oversee the Weston Mercury and North Somerset Times in Somerset and the Sidmouth Herald, Midweek Herald and Exmouth Journal in Devon.
Paul joins from Newsquest, where he edited multiple titles including the Somerset County Gazette.
Michael Adkins, Archant Senior Group Editor, said: “We’re delighted to have Paul on board. His strong digital experience alongside his passion for newspapers makes him the perfect fit for Archant where building loyal, engaged digital audiences and making our newspapers the best they can be are equally valued.”
“Paul has impressed during his time with Newsquest in Somerset and will make the transition with plenty of local knowledge, contacts and ideas.”
“I’m looking forward to working with Paul in the future and seeing him make his mark in the South-West.”
Father-of-two Paul Jones said: “I'm delighted to be joining Archant at what is such an exciting time, not only for the Somerset and Devon titles, but for our industry as a whole.”
“It's particularly exciting for me to be able to continue my career here in the South-West, showcasing the best of a region with so many amazing stories to tell and that I am so passionate about representing.”
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