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Editor-in-chief role scrapped at Scotsman publications, alongside sales director and Angus County Press MD


By Stephen Lepitak | -

April 12, 2012 | 2 min read

The Scotsman Publications has placed three senior members of staff on leave as it is set to scrap the role of editor-in-chief of The Scotsman, Edinburgh Evening News and Scotland on Sunday, as well as the losing the roles of a managing director for Angus County Press and Divisional Newspaper sales director.

An email from managing director Andrew Richardson was circulated earlier today (12 April) revealing that the three roles would no longer be required.

The role of editor-in-chief at Scotsman Publications, held by John McLellan, will be lost. The announcement states that the editors of each title now report to managing director Andrew Richardson, with McLellan placed on leave.

Angus Morrison, managing director of Angus County Press has also been placed on leave, with editors and managers also reporting to Richardson, as will the company’s sales managers, with Ketih McIntrye now on leave.

The email explained that the decision had been made in order to create: "a flatter, more efficient management structure."

Richardson told The Drum that he would be making no comment on the situation, but said that an internal announcement had been made.

It is understood that Scotland on Sunday's editor will be made acting editor of The Scotsman in the interim.

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