Newsquest seeks new Editor in Somerset

Newsquest, the UK’s leading local media group, is on the search for a new editor in Somerset.

The role will lead the Somerset County Gazette, Bridgwater Mercury, Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News, Chard & IIminster News.

The search comes as Paul Jones, editor for Newsquest Somerset, announced he is leaving the company at the end of November.

Paul Jones

Paul, pictured, said: “It’s been a real honour to edit the Somerset titles, including through what have been testing times for the county and indeed, the nation.

“I have worked with some fantastic people along the way, not least a dedicated team of reporters who are so dedicated to keeping their communities informed.

“I will always look back fondly on my time here and wish them well for the future.”

The new editor role at Newsquest will be based at the company’s office in Taunton.

Hussain Bayoomi, Managing Director, Newsquest East & West Wales, Hereford and Taunton, said: “Paul has done a great job and it’s been a pleasure to work with him. I would like to thank him for his valuable contribution and wish him well in the next chapter of his career.

“This does now present a fantastic opportunity to work with a team of incredibly talented journalists and the leading portfolio of local news brands in the county.”

For more details and to apply for the new editor role visit https://careers.newsquest.co.uk/ by 31st October 2021.

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