THE North Devon Journal’s acting editor has taken up the job permanently.
Lisa Templeton joined the Journal as acting editor in May after former editor Chloe Hubbard was seconded to London.
The 44-year-old came to the Journal from the Gloucestershire Echo in Cheltenham, where she was chief sub-editor.
Lisa, who lived in Bideford for a year as a child and attended Stella Maris Convent, is thrilled about her permanent appointment.
She said: "Over the past few months I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the talented and enthusiastic team in Barnstaple.
"I am excited about taking on the role permanently and am looking forward to the challenges ahead for our strong print and web products in North Devon."
Managing director of Cornwall and Devon Media Mark Sainsbury said: "Whilst I am sorry Chloe is not returning to the North Devon Journal I am very pleased that Lisa has accepted the editors role.
Lisa has proved in the very short time at the Journal she has the passion, vision and expertise to really develop the title both in print and online."
Chloe Hubbard, former editor of the North Devon Journal who had been seconded to Local World’s transformation team is to take up a new position at MailOnline next month.
Email the Journal’s new editor, Lisa Templeton, at lisa.templeton@north devonjournal.co.uk or find her on Twitter at @WalkingLisa.