Johnston Press PLC (North East Press Ltd)


  • Johnston Press (North East Press)

  • Oct 2000 to Nov 2001

After moving back to the North-East from London I joined Johnston Press and its North East Press subsidiary.

I was responsible for page design, layout and subbing on the UK's longest running provincial evening newspaper - The Shields Gazette - and for repurposing content for use online.

I designed pages for other publications in the Johnston Press / North East Press portfolio and deputised for the Chief Sub Editor, regularly producing the front and inside pages to live deadline. Even as a native North-Easterner, one of the more challenging aspects of my role was subbing a weekly column, resurrected from the newspaper archive, which was presented in very broad Geordie dialect. I also produced a range of features content for use in print and online.