Jonathan Russell, assistant editor of the Daily Record and Sunday Mail has been appointed to succeed Donald Martin as editor-in-chief at The Herald.
Russell will take up the new role in the summer following Martin’s move to edit The Sunday Post.
He began his career as a reporter on the Evening Express in Aberdeen and has held several senior editorial roles, including Scottish Editor of the Daily Mirror and Editor of the Paisley Daily Express.
Russell said: "It is a huge honour to be appointed to one of the biggest jobs in journalism. I am looking forward immensely to taking up my new post and leading the outstanding team of journalists at The Herald, Sunday Herald and Evening Times.”
Tim Blott, managing director of Newsquest Herald & Evening Times, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Jonathan to the group at this exciting point in our history. He brings outstanding journalistic ability combined with a clear focus on and understanding of the needs of our print and digital readers and advertisers in a fast-moving marketplace. I wish him well in this key role.”
Blott added: “I would like to put on record my thanks to Donald for restructuring our news operations and putting in place the very solid foundations on which we can continue to build our successful business.”