The Dover Post is pleased to announce the naming of Josh Trust as its new publisher.

The Dover Post is pleased to announce the naming of Josh Trust as its new publisher.

Trust also oversees the Dover Post’s sister newspapers, including the Middletown Transcript, Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times, the Milford Beacon, Hockessin Community News and the Sussex Countian.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Trust has been in the newspaper business for 14 years working in Pittsburgh, Toledo, Ohio, and Detroit, Mich., serving in a variety of leadership positions. Trust resides in Dover, with his wife, Julie, and his 10-month-old son, Jake.

“I am excited and humbled as I transition into this new position,” Trust said. “The Dover Post and our sister publications are the leading local provider of news and advertising, and we are only going to get stronger and deliver the highest quality local news and advertising the way you want it on multiple platforms.

“We also will aggressively reach out to the local communities we serve and look for partnership opportunities that will be beneficial to all.”

Before being named publisher, Trust served as GateHouse Media Delaware general sales manager working with the sales teams to help grow revenue from print and online platforms.

Regional Manager Jim O’Rourke said he is looking forward to working with Trust in his new publisher role.

“We have an excellent management team and excellent, committed employees working for our company in Delaware,” O’Rourke said. “Josh’s leadership and digital expertise will be welcomed by all as we continue to strengthen operations and grow revenue in our fast-changing media business.”

Trust said he is looking forward to continued partnerships with community members, and encourages anyone with a suggestion, idea or critique to contact him by calling 346-5449, emailing or by stopping by the Dover Post office at 1196 S. Little Creek Road.

Trust replaces former publisher Tom Quinn, who retired at the end of 2010.