Jayne Dawson leaves the Yorkshire Evening Post

The Yorkshire Evening Post’s features editor Jayne Dawson has left the daily. Dawson marked her last day with a commendation at the Regional Press Awards.

She has worked at the newspaper for 24 years, having filled a number of roles, including a spell as a sub-editor. Her career started on the South Yorkshire Times, based in Mexborough.

Dawson has taken voluntary redundancy under the Johnston Press-wide programme on offer to staff across the group since the Autumn.

She said: “I am one of those lucky people who, if I had the opportunity to go back and choose my career again, would do exactly the same thing. My years at the YEP have been amazing, I have worked with some fantastic colleagues because journalists are almost always funny, smart people.

“And I have been allowed access into other lives in a way which seems incredible, and met people who are truly exceptional.

“Although the industry has become much tougher and there have been difficult times in recent years, and I did my fair share of lamenting about that, it never ceased to be a pleasure and a privilege.”

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