The Cornishman, Cornish Guardian and West Briton digital editor Jo Coumbe left the newspapers in December 2014.
Coumbe joined Big Fish Public Relations and is now focusing on freelance social media management.
David Thomas replaces Coumbe at The Cornishman, Cornish Guardian and West Briton. He has taken this role for a year, moving from maternity cover to a permanent role. He has previously worked as commercial director for the same publications and as news editor at The Packet Series.
Coumbe has previously worked as community developer at Guardian News and Media and executive assistant at Arts Council England.