Ed Curran moves on after 12 years as Belfast Telegraph editor

Dominic Ponsford
 
Belfast Telegraph editor Edmund Curran is moving on after 12 years
in the top job to become editor-in-chief of Telegraph Group.
 
His time in charge has been a period in which the paper (circulation 91,505) has taken a
leading role in supporting the Northern Ireland peace process.
In recent months Curran has fought back against sharp circulation
declines by launching a tabloid-size morning edition of the paper
– which is a broadsheet evening. He has also taken the Saturday edition
tabloid.
 
In his new job Curran will oversee editorial policy for the Belfast
Telegraph, Sunday Life and the Community Telegraph.
 
Managing director of Belfast Telegraph newspapers Derek Carvell said: ”
I am delighted that Ed has accepted this new role of editor in chief as
he not only brings extensive experience of senior management to the
post but also vast editorial expertise which will provide guidance and
direction for the development of all titles in the short, medium and
longer term.”
 
Ivan Fannon, chief executive of Belfast Telegraph parent
compant Independent News and Media, said: ” This is a great opportunity
for Independent News and Media. Ed Curran is a huge resource to
Independent Newspapers, bringing invaluable experience of Northern
Ireland’s political and business life. He is an enormously successful
editor with almost unparalleled knowledge of the newspaper industry in
the province. His breadth of experience will bring a drive and
dimension to developing our business in Northern Ireland.”
 
The job of Belfast Telegraph editor is to be advertised.
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