Andrew Bordiss, deputy editor of the London Evening Standard, is to step down after more than 11 years in the job.
Bordiss, who is expected to leave at the end of next month, is leaving to work on a series of personal projects.
Doug Wills, managing editor of the Standard, said: “We are very sorry that Andrew is leaving. Andrew has won admiration from all quarters for his calm, totally committed professionalism at the hub of one of the most demanding backbench operations in the business. Andrew has all of our very best wishes for the future.”
His first spell on the Standard was in the early 1980s. Prior to rejoining the paper in 1998, Bordiss worked on the Daily Telegraph, the now defunct Today newspaper, and also as a magazine editor for four years.
He told Press Gazette: “While the leaving is perfectly amicable, I’ll be sad to depart after a remarkable 11 years of news events and a radical shift in the evening newspaper landscape.
“I’m sure the paper will now have a long and assured future.”
Bordiss survived changes to other senior editorial roles on the Standard following Alexander Lebedev’s purchase of the paper from Daily Mail & General Trust earlier this year.
Geordie Grieg then took over as editor in March, displacing Veronica Wadley, and former Sunday Telegraph editor Sarah Sands was appointed deputy editor in May.
A number of high-profile staff have left since, including chief reporter Robert Mendick to join the Sunday Telegraph. Andrew Gilligan is also joining the Telegraph Media Group as itsLondon editor.
In June, arts columnist Norman Lebrecht announced he was also leaving the paper.