Local World has revealed that a number of new editorial jobs will be created by the launch of a Sunday edition of the Western Morning News.
The new Sunday edition of the title is set to arrive at some point this summer. It follows the launch of a Sunday edition for the Trinity Mirrow-owned Liverpool Echo which was launched in January.
WMN editor Bill Martin, pictured, said: “This is an incredibly exciting project born out of listening to what our readers and non-readers tell us they want – as well as the transformation of our newsrooms into 24/7 publishing operations.
“The WMN on Sunday will build on established Western Morning News values and issues, and give our journalists the chance to tell West country stories differently – backed by quality design and pictures.
“It is a real privilege to be involved in a project that combines innovation, top quality design and investment in top quality journalism. The project is testament to Local World’s commitment to quality journalism and the regional press.”
Devon & Cornwall Media managing director Mark Sainsbury said: “Our research and reader feedback has told us a Sunday Western Morning News could be a wonderful addition to our newspaper portfolio.
“This launch has created a real buzz in the newsroom and shows Local World is willing to invest in a new print product.”
The Western Morning News had an average daily circulation of 26,699 in the second half of last year, down 8.6 per cent year on year.