THE editor of The Herald and Weekend Post in Port Elizabeth, Heather Robertson, has resigned from her position after five years to pursue her interest in digital media, including consulting for the Times Media Group (TMG).
She will continue her relationship with TMG as an independent consultant focusing on digital and editorial training for the Eastern Cape divisions.
It will include supporting the implementation of various editorial projects and providing support editorially where required.
Robertson will also focus on completing a digital journalism master’s degree over the next 12 months.
She has been with the company for 16 years and has worked across the company in various roles, most recently guiding The Herald and Weekend Post and helping to ensure they remain the leading and most successful products in the markets they serve.
“Heather has been an excellent member of the senior editorial team at TMG for some time,” managing director Andy Gill said.
“We are delighted that she has agreed to work with TMG as we embark on a year of significant change and innovation.”
Robertson will work closely with the innovation project team redesigning the look and feel, content treatment and newsroom work flows of TMG newspapers to sustainably position them for an increasingly digital future.
She will also help support the new editors to be appointed to The Herald and Weekend Post, and the Daily Dispatch.
“It’s been a humbling, fascinating and challenging five years as the editor of The Herald and Weekend Post,” Robertson said yesterday.
“It has also been fun working with a team of hard-working, vibrant and talented journalists who are at the cutting edge of their profession, both in terms of print and digital media.
“I will miss the camaraderie of The Herald and Weekend Post family, but I am also excited to embark on a new adventure, which includes playing a role in implementing the digital first and print premium innovations under way in Times Media’s Eastern Cape titles.”
Brett Adkins will be acting editor until a new editor is announced.