Trinity Mirror is advertising for a new editor for The Journal in Newcastle.
The “rare opportunity” follows the move of former editor Brian Aitken to a new role of regional business director at Trinity Mirror North-East. He had been editor since 2003.
Trinity says his replacement will take “brand responsibility for The Journal, both in print and online”.
The job ad states that candidates should have “ambassadorial experience” and a “strong knowledge of business and regional affairs”.
A “thorough understanding of digital publishing” is also essential, as well as previous experience of at least duty-editing regional newspapers or online brands.
In the most recent circulation data from ABC, the Journal’s print circulation fell 12.7% year on year to 17,396.
The closing date for applications is November 5.