Clark steps up to take deputy role

The Bristol Observer series has a new deputy editor with the appointment of Mike Clark.

Clark
joined the paper in January 2004 as acting chief sub-editor to cover a
maternity leave and was later confirmed as chief sub-editor.

Prior
to this he was editor of The Riviera Gazette , France’s only
Englishlanguage weekly. He has also worked in B2B publishing, having
run SJB Research from 1992 until it was sold to Reed Elsevier in 1999.

The
Bristol Observer is Northcliffe’s largest free weekly, publishing five
distinct editions with more than 180,000 copies printed every week.

Clark
said: “Newspaper folk traditionally look down their noses at free
papers, but I believe they should be taken very seriously. I’m full of
ideas and I am looking forward to contributing even more to the success
story that is the Bristol Observer .”

Editor Peter O’Reilly said
of the appointment: “Mike has proved vital in bringing about the
massive changes in design and content which have made the Bristol
Observer a first-class journalistic product.”

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