Penman and Jobson win promotions at Glasgow title

Stephen Penman, sports editor of the Sunday Herald since 2004, has been promoted to become the newspaper’s deputy editor.

Penman’s deputy on the sports desk, Jonathan Jobson, takes over as sports editor on the Glasgow-based Sunday.

The Herald group of papers has undergone considerable changes recently, with widescale redundancies and cut-backs, some suggest towards a 24/7 operation across the Newsquest-owned daily and Sunday newspapers, the Evening Times and their websites.

Last week Charles McGhee resigned as editor of the daily title, The Herald. McGhee, who was a member of the Press Complaints Council and a former president of the UK Society of Editors, had previously edited the Evening Times for six years.

Penman’s promotion follows the move of David Milne to head up the online operation for the paper’s publishers.

Penman has been at the Sunday Herald for seven years, and sports editor for just over three years.

Jobson, who was at the Sunday tabloid at launch in 1999, had a spell in Hong Kong at the South China Morning Post and the Hong Kong Standard. He returned to Glasgow in 2004 and has been deputy sports editor since January 2007.

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