CHRIS Jones has been appointed as the new editor of the Mercury, replacing Matt Deighton, who has been promoted to be the next editor of the Adelaide Advertiser.

News Corp Executive Chairman Michael Miller announced Mr Jones’ appointment this morning, describing him as part of “the next generation of editorial leadership within our business”.

Mr Jones has been executive editor of The Courier-Mail and Sunday Mail in Brisbane for the past six months, and deputy editor of both titles since 2013.

He was previously the managing editor of during a period when the Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers Association twice recognised it as the region’s best digital news destination.

In his 19-year career with News Corporation, Mr Jones has also covered state and federal politics as a reporter, been the head of news for The Courier-Mail and Sunday Mail, and edited the Brisbane afternoon commuter newspaper mX …

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