Donald Martin, editor-in-chief of Glasgow’s Herald and Sunday Herald newspapers, is to take charge of the Sunday Post, it was announced today.
He will replace previous editor David Pollington, who took early retirement last year.
Martin said he was fulfilling a lifetime’s ambition by following in the footsteps of his grandfather Jack Campbell by moving to edit a Scottish Sunday national newspaper.
He said: “The Sunday Post is a great family newspaper with a proud history and I look forward to helping the newspaper, staff and group deliver an ambitious and exciting future.
“I would not be in the position to have been offered the role without the tremendous career development and confidence senior management had in me during my four years at the Herald and Times Group, firstly editing The Evening Times and latterly The Herald as editor-in-chief.
“I will always be grateful for the opportunities I have been given and will be sad to leave behind such a talented team.”
David Thomson, joint managing director of newspapers for publishers DC Thomson & Co Ltd, said: “We had a very high calibre of candidate for this post and we’re confident we have chosen the best person to carry The Sunday Post forward and face the many challenges the industry is throwing at us.
“Donald brings with him a wealth of experience as an editor.”
Martin has been editor-in-chief at the Glasgow-based Herald and Sunday Herald since December 2008 and was previously editor of the Evening Times.
He was editor of the Aberdeen Evening Express for eight years and before that editor of the North West Evening Mail in Cumbria for four years.