Former Press & Journal editor Frank O'Donnell has been recruited by Edinburgh-based communications and PR consultancy Charlotte Street Partners.
He'll begin his new role at the start of January after being part of the 300 job cuts made by DC Thomson earlier this year.
O'Donnell spent 19 years at The Scotsman, before moving taking up the top role at the P&J in 2020.
"I have long admired Charlotte Street Partners as a business and am really pleased to be joining the team as they prepare to celebrate the firm’s tenth birthday next year," he said.
"Over the past decade, the company has earned an excellent reputation for providing insightful advice and practical support married with impeccable client service.
"I’m really enthused by the vision for the next chapter under Malcolm’s leadership and the opportunity to be part of that."
"I hope my background as a storyteller, my knowledge of digital publishing, and my experience of leading teams will be an asset as the business - and the communications sector more broadly - continues to evolve."