Trinity Mirror Regionals’ head of multimedia, and acting editor at the South Wales Echo, Mike Hill, has been appointed editor of the title.
The appointment comes as the title is more closely integrated with the other Wales Media titles: The Western Mail, The Wales on Sunday and Celtic weeklies.
Wales Media journalists will work across all titles in a single newsroom structure and there will be a greater emphasis on the web and multimedia content.
While the group axed 10 jobs last year as part of the plans, it last week announced that it is looking to appoint six internet journalists – though some could be from existing staff.
Hill, who has been head of multimedia for Trinity Mirror Regionals for 18 months,
has 14 years’ experience working on daily, weekly and free titles.
Neil Benson, editorial director for Trinity Mirror Regionals, said: ‘Mike’s experience in print, coupled with the wealth of knowledge he has gained while leading our multimedia development, makes him an ideal choice to lead the Echo.
‘Our Cardiff newsroom plans are truly mould-breaking, and Mike will play a
full part in helping to deliver a fully integrated, 24/7 operation.”
Hill replaces Richard Williams who resigned in October ahead of the planned restructure. Williams was made editor in 2005.
Hill takes up his new role on 1 March.