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Archant appoints first group digital content director

Archant, the media business operating a number of regional newspapers across the UK, has appointed Steve Anglesey to the newly created position of group digital content director.

It will see him lead the digital content strategy across the privately-owned media group's full portfolio of newspapers, magazines, websites, apps and TV, which owns more than 130 brands across the UK.

His most recent role was at Local World, where he served as digital content director, leaving in January this year to work as a digital content consultant. Prior to this, Anglesey held various roles at Trinity Mirror over seven years, including head of digital business development and publisher of Mirror Group Digital.

He will begin his role on April 11, and report to chief content officer Matt Kelly, who joined Archant in November last year.

Matt Kelly said: “Steve’s appointment shows our continued commitment to being a relevant, audience-first publisher in our communities, be they geographical or by interest. He has terrific experience in digital publishing with a long and successful track record in delivering highly engaged digital audiences.”

Steve Anglesey said: “Archant has an extensive portfolio of brands that sit right at the heart of the communities they serve, with an impressive history of creating innovative and engaging content. This talent, coupled with the ambition demonstrated to be the best local media owner in the UK, means it is a very exciting company to be joining.”

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