Herald’s Amanda calls it a day


A Warwickshire newspaper is looking for a new editor after its current incumbent decided to vacate the position, citing “personal reasons.”

Amanda Chalmers (pictured) took over as editor of the independent Stratford Herald in 2014 – becoming the newspaper’s first new editor for a quarter of a century following the retirement of Chris Towner.

During her time at the Herald, the newspaper produced a commemorative supplement to mark 400 years since the death of Stratford’s most famous son, William Shakespeare,  and also successfully campaigned for the town to be given its own edition of board game Monopoly. The Herald was also highly commended in the Weekly Newspaper of the Year category at the 2017 newsawards.

During her journalistic career, Amanda served as a sub-editor/production manager at the Northampton Chronicle and Echo. She also spent eight years as deputy editor at the Buckingham Advertiser – a position she later held at the weekly Daventry Express prior to taking on the Herald job.

The Herald editor’s job is currently being advertised on media website, Hold The Front Page.