INM editor to leave position

Stephen Rae is leaving his role of group editor-in-chief atIndependent News and Media (INM)

THE group editor of Ireland's biggest newspaper group is to leave his position.

Stephen Rae, group editor-in-chief of Independent News and Media (INM) has confirmed he will leave his role after five years, while company director Paul Connolly is also stepping down.

In a statement Mr Rae said he was leaving the group, which includes the Irish Independent, Belfast Telegraph, Sunday World and Sunday Life titles, in a "strong position".

"During my 25 years in INM I feel greatly privileged to have worked with many extremely bright and exceptional people and to have guided the coverage on some of the biggest news stories our country has seen."

“I am now looking forward to taking on new digital projects which will focus on my core interests of developing new revenue models for journalism, along with the hugely important editorial fight against misinformation in news and media,” he added.

It has been reported that Mr Rae is set to be replaced by Richard McLean, the current managing director of the Belfast Telegraph. It is believed he is set to be appointed head of publishing, with the editor-in-chief role being discontinued.

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