Editor of The Australian Clive Mathieson is leaving the paper to work for the NSW government.
He has been appointed director of economic, infrastructure and state priorities in the office of NSW Premier Mike Baird.
Mr Mathieson has been the editor of the paper since 2011, taking on the role after Paul Whittaker left the position to become editor of The Daily Telegraph.
He has previously worked in other senior roles at The Australian, including business editor, night editor and deputy editor.
“The Australian is, and always will be, the nation’s best newspaper with the finest stable of journalists,” he said in a message to staff.
He began his career at The Advertiser newspaper in Adelaide, and joined The Australian in 1996. He has worked in journalism for 24 years.
He will leave the paper at the end of the month. A new editor is yet to be appointed.
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