Brunswick News names Neil Reynolds editor-at-large

Longtime Canadian newspaper editor Neil Reynolds is moving back to New Brunswick to become editor-at-large for Brunswick News Inc.’s three dailies, the Telegraph-Journal, the Times & Transcript and The Daily Gleaner, CBC reports.

Reynolds was editor of the Telegraph-Journal and the Saint John Times-Globe from 1992 to 1996. He moved on to editor roles at the Ottawa Citizen and the Vancouver Sun. Most recently, he has been a business columnist for The Globe and Mail.

In addition, the company announced that owner James D. Irving’s son, Jamie Irving, would serve as vice-president of Brunswick News Inc.

According to the company’s announcement, here’s what the new positions entail:

“Mr. Reynolds’ focus will be on the development and oversight of the editorial policies, standards and journalistic practices of the newspapers. Jamie Irving will continue to be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the newspapers. Mr. Irving will report to Mr. Reynolds on matters related to editorial policies, standards, and journalistic practices.”

The younger Irving was recently removed from his position as publisher of the Telegraph-Journal when the paper published a front-page apology to Stephen Harper for a story that was factually incorrect.

In addition, the paper was in the spotlight in June for firing an intern for minor errors made in a front-page story.