Editor of Belfast-based title Sunday Life Jim Flanagan is stepping down after taking the helm of the Independent News and Media-owned title in 2005.
Flanagan, 48, says he has no plans to retire.
Sister paper, the Belfast Telegraph, reports him saying:
‘After 30 years with the Belfast Telegraph and its associated publications I have decided to explore other opportunities.
‘I have enjoyed every minute of my career in journalism from my early days through to more senior editorial positions with the Telegraph and for the last three years as editor of Sunday Life.
‘It has also been a lot of fun and in spite of the pressures, I would say journalism remains one of the best jobs in the world”.
He said that he ‘intended to stay in the exciting and every-changing world of communications in the years to come”.
In the first half of 2005 Sunday Life had a circulation of 84,082. In the first half of 2008 it had a circulation of 66,763.