Damian Bates has been named as the new editor-in-chief at Aberdeen Journals Ltd taking up the role with immediate effect.
The Press and Journal editor will now assume responsibility for all of DC Thomson’s Aberdeen newspaper titles; The Press and Journal, Evening Express, Citizen and ScotAds.
“We’re pleased to appoint Damian in this new position which shows our commitment to Aberdeen Journals, not only to our staff members but also to the wider communities we represent,” commented Ellis Watson, CEO Publishing at DC Thomson.
“Damian will play a key role in all DC Thomson developments, representing the Aberdeen business in internal and external matters.”
In 2003 Bates joined Aberdeen Journals as deputy editor of the Evening Express; he became editor of the Evening Express in April 2006, before moving to become editor of The Press and Journal in 2011.