A new editorial duo has taken up the reins at The Birmingham Post.

Birmingham man Marc Reeves joins as editor having spent the last five years as editorial director at Trinity Mirror Southern, overseeing 83 titles and working on a number of product relaunches.

A former editor of the Reading Chronicle, Mr Reeves aims to ensure The Birmingham Post enhances its established reputation as a respected and authoritative newspaper of influence in the region.

He said: "Returning to my home city after 15 years is a fascinating experience.

"It's changed remarkably - both physically and in the way it sees itself.

"I see my job as trying to help Birmingham take the next big steps that are required to ensure we completely fulfil our potential as one of the world's key cities."

Educated at Handsworth Grammar School, his first job was as a reporter for the Handsworth-based community newspaper the Soho Star.

He also worked in Walsall and for other weekly newspapers in Birmingham before leaving the city in 1991 to work in a number of editorial roles across the UK, including stints in evening newspapers in Northants, Humberside and Cumbria.

Ellen Campbell has joined the operation as its first deputy editor since 2003.

She has been assistant editor at the Western Daily Press in Bristol from 2003, and previously worked on the newspaper as news editor and assistant news editor.

Before that she was a senior reporter on the Daily Echo in Bristol.

Mr Reeves said her experience on the Western Daily Press would be invaluable as "we build on the Post's reputation as an agenda-setting newspaper."