Scottish Herald announces departure of editor-in-chief Jonathan Russell

The editor-in-chief of one of Scotland’s The Herald will leave the paper at the end of this month.

A memo sent to staff today read: "Herald & Times Group editor-in-chief, Jonathan Russell, has decided to leave the company at the end of this month. Managing director, Tim Blott, thanked him for his service."

Russell had been in the post for two and a half years, after joining the newspaper from the Daily Record and Sunday Mail where he was assistant editor.

He 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.

According to All Media Scotland, Russell had been absent for the last few weeks from the Newsquest-owned title as speculation over his departure grew.

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