Traynor takes top sports job in Glasgow

Jim Traynor has been appointed executive sports editor of both the Daily Record and Sunday Mail as part of the restructuring of Trinity Mirror’s Glasgow-based titles, AllMediaScotland is reporting.

The Record‘s deputy sports editor, Austin Barrett, has become sports editor and Sunday Mail sports editor, George Cheyne, his deputy.

Traynor will continue to write exclusively for the Record.

Of Barrett and Cheyne’s appointment, newly-appointed editor-in-chief of both titles, Bruce Waddell, says: “These very much expanded roles will confirm Austin and George’s major responsibility for content and production across our titles.”

Meanwhile, Alan Rowan will be leaving as the Daily Record‘s sports editor (production) at the end of April, after 18 years with the newspaper.

â–¡ Over at News International’s Glasgow titles, another redundancy announced is that of SJA member and former young sports writer of the year Richard Wilson.

Most recently, Wilson has been assigned to the Sunday Times Scotland’s features department, after eight years on the sports desk. Immediately, Wilson is hoping to find freelance sports work.

More on sports desk cuts:

The rate for the job: how cuts hit freelances

65 jobs to go in Wapping purge

Listings mag calls time out on sports editor

All Herald staff made redundant

Mair and Knight leave Telegraph; Buckley goes from Obs

Express to cut more than 70 jobs

Brighton’s weekly sports paper to close

NUJ chapel protest at Independent‘s sports cuts

Click here for a listing of local newspaper closures in 2008

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