Ayrshire newspapers appoint ex-Scottish News of the World Editor

December 23, 2011 by  

The former editor of the Scottish News of the World has been appointed as the editorial manager for newspapers in Clyde and Ayrshire.

Craig Jackson was recently announced as the person who is to take charge of a number of news titles in the Clyde and Ayrshire regions, including the Clydebank Post and the Ayr Advertiser. Jackson’s responsibilities will include editorial responsibilities as well as overseeing the newspaper’s printing services.

Ayr Advertiser is owned by Clyde and Forth press, the company that appointed Jackson to his new role. This shake-up of the newspaper’s editorial team comes after the closure of the Scottish arm of the News of the World following the phone hacking scandal that rocked the paper earlier in 2011. Jackson’s editorial credentials are still highly thought of in the newspaper industry and this appointment shows a renewed faith in local newspaper printing, and; as people become more demanding about the way that they consume media, it shows a faith in high-quality newspaper presentation, which is often achieved via full colour printing.

Ayr Advertiser and the Clydebank post are two of the Clyde-based newspapers that Jackson will oversee, and the Clyde and Forth publishing group has yet to appoint another managing editor for the same role on the Forth side of the business. The managing director of the company told AllMediaToday.com.

“This appointment strengthens the management team at an exciting time for the company. I am confident that Craig will cope with the challenges set by this demanding role, and I am certain that his new colleagues will join with me in wishing him every success in this important position.”