The Birmingham Post’s business editor John Duckers announced today he is to leave the paper after 18 years with the paper, 16 as in his current role.
Writing in the paper today he said the pace of new technology was among the reasons he is stepping down. He wrote: “I’m 57 next month, journalism is a high-pressure job, exacting and long hours…Also, the sector is going through a lot of change. Journalism has always developed and I vowed when I first started in the profession in 1973 that I would always keep up.
“At the point you feel it is getting away from you it is time to go.”
Duckers will continue to write the John Bright column in Saturday’s edition of the Post and will be working three days a week at the ASAP PR agency. He stresses that the decision to leave was entirely amicable.