David Hardy has been made editor of the Northcliffe-owned Carmarthen Journal.
Hardy joined the Gloucestershire Echo in 1990 and has been deputy editor since 1994. He previously worked at the Stroud News & Journal and Stroud Mercury, where he was deputy editor, and the Bristol Evening Post.
He is replacing Alan Osborn, who is retiring from the Journal after 20 years. Osborn started his career on the South Wales Evening Post as a copy boy in 1956.
Marianne Sweet takes over from Hardy as deputy editor at the Echo. She has been promoted from her job as head of content. Before joining the Echo in 1994, Sweet worked at the Bath Chronicle and Aberdeen Press & Journal.