On Your Marks … For Herald Group’s Editor-in-Chief Job

Newsquest have begun the difficult task of finding a replacement for outgoing Herald boss Charles McGhee – someone who could end up in charge of all three group papers.

They have placed adverts inviting applications for the role of Editor/Editor-in-Chief of the Herald & Times Group including the Herald, Sunday Herald and Glasgow Evening Times.

Quite what that means for Donald Martin on the Evening and Richard Walker at the Sunday is anyone’s guess.

But would-be candidates are being invited to submit applications to Managing Director Tim Blott outlining their “vision for the papers’ future development“.

Perhaps appropriately enough, applications have to be in by Halloween, October 31.

Describing the position as a “high profile role“, the advert states that the successful candidate will have “responsibility of providing editorial direction to a team of more than 200 journalists and editorial staff across three prestigious Scottish titles“.

While highlighting the needs of having “effective strategies” and the importance of print and online readerships, it also states that the new man or woman at the helm will have to ensure “optimum use of resources“.

Full details are available here.

McGhee, who has held the position since January 2006, tendered his resignation in July.

He is currently being linked with a potentially lucrative role overseeing global media strategy as part of Glasgow’s soon to be unveiled Commonwealth Games 2014 team.

Categories: Scottish Media Jobs

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