Former Birmingham Post editor Marc Reeves has returned as publishing director of parent group BPM Media.
Reeves, who left his role as editor of the Birmingham Post when the title went weekly in 2009, has returned at an exciting time for the group.
It recently launched the Birmingham Post Business Daily tablet paper, and has grown digital audience in all of the key titles, including the Birmingham Mail and Coventry Telegraph.
In the newly-created position he will be responsible for all publishing activity across the Midlands as well as management of the region on a day-to-day basis.
Reeves said: “The opportunity to develop Trinity’s Mirror’s regional titles, to build on the digital strategy and secure even stronger stakeholder relationships, was too much to resist.”
He has been appointed to the newly-created position of publishing director at Trinity Mirror Midlands.
Reeves has established his own public affairs consultancy and helped set up TheBusinessDesk.com’s West Midlands operation in the four years since leaving BPM Media originally.
He will begin his new role on July 29 and will remain a non-executive director of RJF Public Affairs, but will no longer have a day-to-day role.
The editor-in-chief of the Birmingham Post and Mail, David Brookes will now report to Reeves. Post editor Stacey Barnfield will continue to report to Brookes.
Trinity Mirror Midlands managing director Simon Edgley said: “As we continue to develop our publishing strategy across both digital and print platforms, it is essential that we continue to move at pace. Key to achieving our goals around growth means that we need to have the appropriate management structure in place to ensure our brands remain an essential part of our customers every day lives.”