Corey Martin has been named the new editor of The Examiner.
Martin, now 30, started with his home-town masthead as a cadet reporter fresh out of Launceston College in 2009, under then editor Fiona Reynolds.
He has filled various leadership roles with The Examiner, including chief of staff, acting night news editor, acting sports editor, deputy editor and, most recently, acting editor.
Educated at Hagley Farm Primary and Prospect High schools, Martin said he was thrilled at the prospect of steering The Examiner in ways that continue to inform, engage and strengthen the local community as part of the ACM network.
"To be the 17th editor in The Examiner's 179-year history is a great honour that I'm proud of, but I also accept the responsibility that such a position carries," Martin said.
"I've been fortunate to have many mentors during my time at this masthead - great newshounds full of knowledge and ideas - and each of them have played a significant role in me reaching this stage of my career.
"This masthead has a long history of successful campaign journalism and being there for Northern Tasmanians in good times and bad - and that will definitely continue.
"It's an exciting time to be a journalist with so many tools at our disposal and I want us to tell hard-hitting news, but also highlight the region's good news stories."
The Examiner, founded in 1842, is the third oldest daily newspaper in Australia.
Australian Community Media head of dailies Chad Watson said Martin was a passionate advocate for Tasmania's North.
"Corey is a real home-town success story," Watson said.
"He has thoroughly deserved his rise through the ranks of what is one of Australia's most prestigious and respected newspapers."
ACM is the publisher of more than 150 newspapers around the country, including 14 daily titles such as fellow Tasmanian masthead The Advocate, The Canberra Times, Illawarra Mercury, Border Mail, Bendigo Advertiser and Newcastle Herald.
The Examiner is published in print and online seven days a week.