Waller is experienced in video, media and design, starting his working life at a Sheffield-based design agency before joining The Star in 2001.
In his new role at HR Media, Waller will manage all aspects of its design and video production.
Richard Fidler, account director at HR Media, said: “Simon joins HRM at the perfect time and his appointment is a real demonstration of our commitment to offer a full range of services to our clients.
“Video and design has never been more important in getting a message across, so to have someone of Simon’s talent and knowledge as part of our team is fantastic news for everyone associated with HR Media.”
Waller added: “I’m really excited to be joining the HR Media team. I have been given a fantastic opportunity to strengthen the company’s digital services, growing this side of the business as it becomes an increasingly vital part of our PR services.
“I’m looking forward to getting started on some exciting projects, both for the business and its clients.”