Longford Leader editor Sheila Reilly has been appointed as Group Head of Digital with Iconic Newspapers.
In this newly-created role, Sheila will have responsibility for devising and leading a group-wide digital strategy for Iconic’s websites and social media platforms, building on their success as the most popular and respected online news and sport services in their areas.
Her remit will include the digital operations at the Longford Leader, Leitrim Observer, Limerick Leader, Kilkenny People, Leinster Leader, Leinster Express, Tipperary Star, Clonmel Nationalist, Donegal Democrat and Dundalk Democrat.
Sheila will be leaving her current role as editor of the Longford Leader.
“While I am very excited to be taking up this new role in Iconic, I will be sad to leave the Longford Leader,” Sheila said.
“It has been a privilege to work in the Leader and I have been honoured to work with some very talented and dedicated people who were committed to maintaining the high standards for which the Longford Leader is renowned.
“I would also like to thank our readers, contributors and advertisers for their unwavering support over the years. The Longford Leader has always been the voice of Longford, and Co Longford needs that voice more than ever.”
A new editor will be appointed in due course.