Senior reporter at the Wisbech Standard John Elworthy has been promoted to the position of news editor.

He recently returned to journalism “for the love of the job” after running a pub in Oxford for 10 years.

Elworthy said: “I came back to journalism because it’s in the blood. The reason I left was because I thought I wanted a change and to earn better money.

But journalism is the most satisfying job there is, so what does money matter?” At the tender age of 12, Elworthy, 52, had his first article published covering a village hall committee meeting for the Peterborough Advertiser.

On leaving school he got his first full-time job on the same paper, where he took his NCTJ examinations.

He then moved on to the Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph in Kettering before becoming chief reporter on the Rugby Advertiser for two years.

After that he was the launch editor of the Oxford Journal, where he remained for four years before going to Oxford University to study theology.

On his return, Elworthy took up the editorship of the Oxford Star for four years. He decided to take the position of news editor in Wisbech so he could do the more “hands on” parts of the job that he missed as an editor.

In addition to his position at the Wisbech Standard, he presents From the Fens on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and does a phone-in programme on Star FM.

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