Citizen editor Ian Mean promoted to 'content editor' ahead of Local World launch

Ian Mean, editor of Northcliffe’s daily The Citizen, has been promoted to the new role of content editor across the Gloucestershire, Somerset, Dorset and Bristol.

Mean takes up his new role ahead of Northcliffe’s takeover by the Local World consortium next month and will see him take on “editorial strategy, business community relationships and a new content gathering approach” across the region.

His move is part of a restructure in the South West that sees Sarah Pullen appointed managing director for Bristol in addition to her existing role as managing director for Gloucestershire, Somerset and Dorset.

Pullen joined Northcliffe 19 years ago as advertising field sales representative for the Plymouth Evening Herald and in 2002 she was promoted to advertisement director.

Four years later she moved to Bath as commercial director and was involved in converting the Bath Chronicle from a daily to weekly title.

She was promoted to managing director for Somerset and Dorset in 2007 and she added Gloucestershire Media to her responsibilities in 2009.

She commented: “I’m absolutely delighted to be appointed Managing Director of Bristol.  There are lots of opportunities for the businesses to work together to achieve more success and I’m looking forward to working with both the team and the business community.”

Pullen replaces Alan Renwick, who is part of the team leading the integration of Local World, which includes publisher Iliffe News & Media and Trinity Mirror.

Other changes include:

  • “Paul Wiltshire will become Commercial Director of Gloucestershire with day-to-day responsibility for the business.  All heads of departments will report into Paul.
  • “Linn Hughes will become Commercial Director of Somerset with day-to-day responsibility for the business.  All heads of departments will report into Linn.”
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