James Mitchinson

James Mitchinson has been named as the new editor of Sheffield’s daily, The Star.

Currently group editor at Johnston Press’ Derbyshire Times, where he has been for the past two years, Mitchinson will take over from Jeremy Clifford who left last month to go to the Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post.

The Sheffield appointment has triggered a wider shake-up among JP editors with his old job in Chesterfield going to Graeme Huston, currently editor of theDoncaster Free Press, South Yorkshire Times and associated titles.

Phil Bramley, who is currently assistant editor of the Derbyshire Times, will move to Mansfield to become the new editor of the Mansfield Chad, Ashfield Chad, Alfreton Chad and Hucknall Dispatch from the end of this month.

His appointment follows the departure of editor Tracy Powell. She left to join Nottingham Trent University as a journalism lecturer.

Announcing the appointments, JP regional managing director John Bills,  said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ben Green, who has done an excellent job in his capacity as acting editor of the Chad since the departure of Tracy Powell.

“Graeme’s move means that there is now a editor vacancy in Doncaster and this will be advertised immediately.

“I’m sure you will join me in congratulating James, Graeme and Phil on their new roles and challenges and wish them every success for the future.”