Andy Philip leaves Daily Record for Press and Journal political editor’s role ahead of Holyrood elections

The Daily Record’s Live Political Editor Andy Philip is leaving the tabloid to rejoin the Press and Journal.

He has been named Political Editor ahead of the Holyrood elections which are still scheduled to go ahead on May 6.

He had worked there as a reporter some 13 years previously.

In a Tweet, he said: “Delighted to say I’ll be joining the P&J as political editor next month as part of some big changes at DC Thomson.

“Moving on after six great years at the Daily Record, working with an excellent team, and looking forward to the next challenge.”

DC Thomson said the signing was a direct part of its aggressive Digital Newsroom Transformation Programme which is to see around 20 new roles put in place.

Frank O’Donnell, Editor-in-Chief of The Press & Journal, said: “To attract a journalist of Andy’s calibre shows how serious we are in transforming our newsrooms digitally and finding the best people to take us forward. 

“We have freed our politics team from the rhythms of print and already this has resulted in more ambitious and eye-catching content that is driving new subscribers.

“Andy’s appointment will only add this to this process and I am personally delighted that he will be part of the growing team.” 

David MacDougall, who joined DC Thomson Media from News Now in Finland in December, has been made Group Head of Politics as part of the restructure.

Philip said of the move: “There’s so much scope to cover the big stories in new ways at DC Thomson Media which can only be good for journalism and the communities these papers serve.  

“It’s a great time to be joining an excellent team with a fresh outlook. I can’t wait to get stuck into the job as Political Editor at the P&J – a paper I’m delighted to be returning to.”

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