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Senior editor appointments made by Northcliffe Media in south east

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By The Drum Team, Editorial

October 8, 2012 | 2 min read

As part of a restructure of its south east business, Northcliffe Media has announced the appointment of four editors following the departure of editorial director Alan Geere last month.

The appointments see Neville Wilson, editor of the Brentwood Gazette also head up the Essex Chronicle Media Group, including the Essex Chronicle and Brentwood Gazette, while Paul Dent Jones, deputy editor at the Essex Chronicle has been promoted to editor.

The Sevenoaks Chronicle editor Roger Kasper will become senior editor of the Courier Media Group, working with Ian Read, editor of the Kent and Sussex Courier.

Finally Glenn Ebrey will oversee the East Surrey and Sussex Media, as well as retaining the editorship of the Croydon Advertiser. He will over the Crawley News, which is edited by Andy Worden and the Surrey Mirror, edited by Deanne Blaylock.

Heading up the Kent Regional News and Media titles will be Rebecca Smith, who continues as editor of the Thanet Gazette, working closely alongside Simon Finlay, editor of Folkestone Herald and Dover Express, whil will also be responsible for training across the South East.

The appointments will be effective from 15 October.

Richard Karn, managing director of south east for Northcliffe Media, explained; “I am confident these new appointments will help us drive and deliver significant changes to keep our business on a healthy footing. Neville, Roger, Glenn and Rebecca are to be congratulated on their appointments and they will lead a team of talented and respected editors. I look forward to working with them to build on the substantial improvements made with our titles under Alan Geere.”

Northcliffe Media last week closed the Thanet Times after 116 years of publishing.

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