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Trinity Mirror restructures top management to fully embrace digital publishing

By Hamish Mackay

December 16, 2011 | 2 min read

Trinity Mirror has restructured its top management levels to fully embrace digital publishing and is introducing 20 new digital posts.

In a statement released yesterday, the company claims the move will help its regional titles further accelerate development from a newspaper business into a multimedia business.

The changes do not affect the newly-formed Media Scotland operation in Scotland.

In the statement, Trinity Mirror said the new senior management structure across the regionals division will allow the business to have a greater focus on future growth opportunities.

“Additionally, the new structure will be far more agile, allowing the business to quickly grasp the opportunities that will drive and diversify digital growth – the recruitment of 20 new digital roles to enhance the output of both the digital content team and the digital commercial team has already been approved.”

It is understood that the 20 new digital roles will include at least 10 jobs for journalists.

Steve Anderson-Dixon has been appointed managing director for the publishing businesses in the North West, Manchester and North and South Wales.

Managing director of Trinity Mirror Southern, Simon Edgley, becomes managing director for the publishing businesses in the South, Midlands and North East.

Sara Wilde has been appointed managing director – commercial for Trinity Mirror Regionals and chief operating officer Phil Machray has been appointed managing director of digital marketing services in addition to his current role.

It will also see the company’s head of multimedia for regional titles, David Higgerson, appointed to a newly-created role of digital publishing director.

Former business development director Mark Dickinson is leaving the company with much of his responsibilities taken over by Machray.

The new managers will all report directly to Georgina Harvey, managing director of Trinity Mirror Regionals.

Said Harvey: “I am delighted to make these appointments as we will now have in place a management structure that matches our strategic intent to diversify our revenues and accelerate our growth into a multimedia business.”

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