Wales Daily Post editor gets Liverpool Echo job

Welsh Daily Post editor Alastair Machray has been named editor of sister-title, the Liverpool Echo.
 
The appointment follows the move of Mark Dickinson to the Midlands as editorial director at the Birmingham Post & Mail.
 
Machray was made editor of the Daily Post in
North Wales when it was split into two editions in 2002, the other is
for the city of Liverpool.
Under his leadership the paper has ranked among the top regional
newspapers in circulation performance.
 
Machray, 43, joined the Liverpool Echo in 1994 as
assistant editor and was recruited to redesign the paper when new
colour presses were introduced.
Starting his journalistic career on the Sunderland Echo in 1979, he
later joined The Journal in Newcastle before a short spell at the
Evening Chronicle. He moved on to Today and returned to the Chronicle
in 1988 and became design editor under Neil Benson, now Trinity
Mirror’s editorial director, regionals.
 
Machray said: “I am proud, honoured and excited
to be taking over the editorship of one of the truly great titles in
newspapers.
The Liverpool Echo is a mighty brand and I will be doing everything I
can to strengthen it further by cementing our unique relationship with
our readers.
 
“There has never been a more thrilling time to work at the Echo and I am looking forward to it immensely.”
 
He takes up his position on 20 June and a replacement is being sought immediately.
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