News Limited has announced Mick Carroll as the new editor of the Sunday Telegraph, the country’s highest circulating newspaper.
Carroll has been promoted from deputy editor at the paper, a position he has held for four years.
He replaces Neil Breen, who ended a six-year reign as editor to join Nine Network’s Today as executive producer earlier this month.
Carroll officially begins as editor on 5 November.
News Limited boss Kim Williams said in a statement:
The editorship of The Sunday Telegraph is one of the critical editorial jobs within our company and I am delighted that Mick has accepted the role.
Mick’s rich experience at every level of daily journalism – from regional to metropolitan centres – equips him for this next role. He has built his reputation as a journalist and editor through his demonstrated understanding and affinity with his newspapers’ communities.
News Limited’s press release reads:
Mr Carroll began his career in 1985 as a cadet journalist at The Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked for eight years before joining the Gold Coast Bulletin.
He rose to the position of deputy editor at the Gold Coast before being appointed editor of the Townsville Bulletin in 2005.
In 2008, he moved to Sydney as deputy editor of The Daily Telegraph.
Mr Williams said Mr Carroll’s leadership in driving editorial campaigns for The Daily Telegraph that connected directly with readers demonstrated his connection with the concerns and the passions of The Telegraph’s print and digital audiences.
Mr Carroll said: “I’m honoured to be taking over as editor of The Sunday Telegraph. It is a wonderfully successful newspaper that has captured the heart and soul of Sydney and NSW for many decades.”
Mr Carroll replaces Neil Breen, editor since 2006, who has decided to leave the company.