Herald & Times appoints Jonathan Russell editor-in-chief

The Herald & Times Group has appointed Jonathan Russell as the new editor of The Herald and editor-in-chief of the company’s other newspapers.

Russell, who is currently assistant editor of the Daily Record and Sunday Mail, will succeed Donald Martin who is moving to edit the Sunday Post newspaper.

Russell began his career as a reporter on the Evening Express in Aberdeen and has held several senior editorial roles, including Scottish editor of the Daily Mirror and editor of the Paisley Daily Express.

In his new role at the Newsquest-owned group he will take overall editorial responsibility for the Herald, the Sunday Herald, Glasgow’s Evening Times, and a string of niche magazines.

Tim Blott, Herald & Times managing director, said: “I am delighted to welcome Jonathan to the group at this exciting point in our history.

“He brings outstanding journalistic ability combined with a clear focus on and understanding of the needs of our print and digital readers and advertisers in a fast-moving marketplace. I wish him well in this key role.”

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