Senior editor leaving the Eastern Daily Press - Press Gazette

Senior editor leaving the Eastern Daily Press

Paul Durrant, former assistant editor of the Eastern Daily Press, is understood to be leaving the newspaper as part of its on-going redundancy programme.

Durrant is currently listed as one of two ‘senior content editors’ on the paper following the move to merge the newsrooms of the Eastern Daily Press, Norwich Evening News and their associated local weeklies. He’d formerly held the title of assistant editor.

Publishers Archant declined to comment on the matter.

In March, it emerged that publisher Archant was looking to cut around 30 per cent of the 179-strong editorial team at its Norfolk titles, promoting an outcry from the NUJ which vowed to fight the planned redundancies.

The number of redundancies being sought by the publisher was later reduced from 54 to 34.

Durrant’s departure follows the appointment last month of Peter Waters as the 12th editor in the 139-year history of the Norwich-based morning title.

Waters had been deputy editor of the paper for three years prior to taking over from Peter Franzen who retired after 16 years in charge.

The EDP is the highest-selling regional morning title in the England and Wales, with an ABC circulation in the last six months of 2008 of 61,143, which was down 5.5 per cent year on year.



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