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Quartet of new community editors across Archant Norfolk

Archant Norfolk has announced the appointments of four community editors to lead its content gathering operations in Dereham, Fakenham, Thetford and Diss.

Adam Lazzari is the new community editor in Dereham - leading the team producing content for the Dereham Times and supporting sister titles across content platforms. Adam, 34, has worked for Archant for 8 years, working in Fakenham for the past 4 years.

Chris Bishop, who has led the King's Lynn operation for the past 15 years, is promoted to a newly expanded patch, based at the Fakenham office. Chris, 50, will be responsible for slip pages in the Fakenham and Wells Times, and will oversee a new focus on content gathering in Hunstanton, his home town.

Anthony Carroll is the new community editor in the south Norfolk town of Diss. Anthony, 43, moves to the editor's chair after a 7-year career with Archant, working on both the Great Yarmouth Mercury and Lowestoft Journal.

Andrew Fitchett is the new community editor in Thetford. Andrew, 31, will lead the editorial operation for the Thetford and Brandon Times series and Eastern Daily Press in south west Norfolk, including Thetford and Brandon, towns on the A11 corridor set for growth.

Archant Norfolk editor-in-chief Nigel Pickover, said: “Andrew’s task is to link with commercial colleagues to grow our revenue base, to link with community groups and leaders and to develop our business links in the area.

“He will work in close collaboration with new community editor in Diss, Anthony Carroll and be based in a new Thetford office, The King’s House.

“All four community editors will report to me as we continue to develop both our weekly and EDP operations in these key Norfolk market towns.”