Shropshire Star editor Martin Wright has been appointed to the role of editor of the Express & Star and Midland News Association editor-in-chief following the company’s announcement that Keith Harrison is set to leave after a 25-year career with MNA.
Martin (pictured) will take overall responsibility for MNA’s daily newspapers - Express & Star and Shropshire Star - as well as its weekly portfolio and the monthly magazines. He will also lead on digital editorial content moving forward.
Graeme Clifford, MNA Print managing director, said: “Martin’s new role will see him lead a refocused editorial department to ensure greater collaboration takes place while our journalists continue to deliver the high standard of news coverage which readers expect from our titles.”
Martin worked for the Shropshire Star as a reporter before moving to be deputy editor at the County Times in Mid Wales. He edited the Oswestry and Border Counties Advertiser and the County Times before becoming deputy editor for NWN’s Leader and Cheshire Publications
Martin took up his current role in 2013, where he took over from Keith after his move to Wolverhampton. Keith is standing down after five years in charge of the E&S and 25 years with the MNA.