Members choose ex-Times journalist to edit magazine
Members of the NUJ have voted for Christine Buckley to become the next editor of the Journalist, the NUJ’s membership magazine.
The election count was on Monday and Christine was confirmed in the post by the union’s National Executive Committee meeting in Southport today.
A total of eight candidates appeared on the ballot paper. Under NUJ rules the post of editor is subject to election every five years.
She will be taking over the post from Tim Gopsill, who is retiring from the role after 21 years in the editor's chair.
Christine Buckley started her career on local papers before moving to work on UK national titles. Until recently she was the industrial editor on the Times.
Speaking after the result was announced Christine said: "I’m really pleased by the result. The NUJ’s a great union and I’m really looking forward to working for it."
The NUJ General Secretary, Jeremy Dear, said: "I congratulate Christine on her election win and am very much looking forward to working with her.
"I'd also like to take the opportunity to thank Tim Gopsill for all his work for the union over the years. He is NUJ through and through and his commitment to the union has been evident during all the time he has been working for NUJ members. I wish him the best of luck for the future."
16 November 2009/ Updated 18 November 2009