Bauer Media has appointed John Pickford as radio news editor-in-chief.
Pickford will oversee news strategy and delivery across Bauer's Place Portfolio. He is currently news editor at Manchester station Key 103.
Bauer Media has also appointed Lorraine Herbison as head of news and sport for Scotland. She is currently head of news and sport at Clyde 1 and Clyde 2 and will report to Pickford.
A head of news and sport for England will be recruited shortly.