Two of Northcliffe's heavyweight editors are bowing out. Ian Mean (left), veteran editor of the Gloucester Citizen, is taking on a new role as content director of Local World's South West titles. Philip Welch (right), who has enjoyed 43 years in regional newspapers, is retiring from the Mid Somerset Series and Somerset Standard, based in Wells, in May. He has been editor there for 15 years. Both are great newspapermen and I wish them well. Their moves have left a couple of vacancies for editorships in Local World. If you are up for it the details for the Citizen job are here and the Wells job advert is here.