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The Daily Record has named Iain Pope as its new digital editor.

Pope, who was most recently assistant news editor at the Record, has worked for the newspaper since 2003.

He was briefly Edinburgh bureau chief for the title in 2008, before being moved to work on the introduction of a new content management system at Trinity Mirror's national titles.

Pope began his career as a trainee reporter on the Stornoway Gazette and has also worked for the Isle of Wight News Agency and Southern Daily Echo, before returning to Scotland in 2000 as a reporter and assistant news editor at the Edinburgh Evening News.

"I am delighted to be given the chance to help develop the online presence of the Daily Record, Sunday Mail and Glaswegian and associated titles and I have to thank the Record management for placing their trust in me," he told Journalism.co.uk.
"I am excited by all the opportunities for a brand as massive as Dailyrecord.co.uk and I have the benefit of joining an award-winning team with a track record that's second to none."

Pope replaces outgoing digital editor Iain Hepburn, who has been appointed as editor of the new STV Local venture.

Daily Record publisher Trinity Mirror yesterday announced a restructuring of the digital operations within its nationals division to create a new digital business unit. The role of group director of digital publishing, currently occupied by David Black, will be made redundant while Matt Kelly, who was thought to be leaving the publisher, has been promoted to the role of publisher of the new unit.

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