Bauer reshuffles digital editorial staffBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 09th February 2018 at 2:53pm
Bauer Media Australia has reorganised part of its digital editorial team.
The company stated that Fiona Baker will run web platform Now to Love as the new managing editor. The move comes as the website is marking its first anniversary. Baker recently stepped down as the editor of Weight Watchers Australia.
Bauer Media Australia digital content director Emily Kerr is moving on to New York to assume a similar role at Bauer Media USA. She had been working in Australia for almost five years.
Jenna Clarke will be the managing editor of Bauer’s digital luxury portfolio, covering magazines such as ELLE and Cosmopolitan.
Annabel Hodges signs on as the company’s new audience development director, leading a team of online marketing professionals who engage over social media, search engines, and direct email under a prebuilt digital marketing strategy.
Lorna Gray has also been appointed as a managing editor in charge of a features portfolio team.
“The calibre of people hired into these roles, some of the most highly regarded in the business, reflects our commitment to growing our digital brands. I could not think of a team better suited to navigate the exciting opportunities ahead as we continue to evolve our digital business,” said Bauer Media acting GM for digital publishing Michael Fuyula.
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NewsCorp announces the News Prestige NetworkBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 23rd February 2018 at 2:10pm
NewsCorp Australia has opened a new publishing department comprising its top mastheads, called the News Prestige Network.
Under the setup, NewsCorp will bundle The Australian, and Conde Nast International magazines such as Vogue Australia, Vogue Living and GQ Australia together. The aim is to attract top advertisers into the three luxury magazines plus The Australian’s own lifestyle/luxury inserts.
Current CEO of The Australian Nicholas Gray has been named as the Network’s publisher, handling overall commercial, product, and marketing work. The Australian’s editor-in-chief, Paul Whittaker, and his Vogue Australia counterpart, Edwina McCann, are in charge of the Network’s editorial roadmap. McCann is also editorial director for Vogue Australia, Vogue Living, and GQ Australia.
All three officials will also collaborate on commercial development for the publications.
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28 Fairfax NZ papers face uncertain futureBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Thursday, 22nd February 2018 at 2:29pm
Twenty-eight community and rural newspapers which Fairfax Media operates in New Zealand will be either sold or closed due to falling print revenue.
Fairfax group CEO Greg Hywood said the closure, which comprises 35% of its Kiwi print base, is in light of increased user interest in digital content, particularly over Fairfax’s Stuff NZ and Neighbourly brands. Fairfax earlier reported that its NZ media arm earned 4.5% percent lower revenues for H2 2017, at $160 million year-on-year. This includes lower print advertising sales ($77.2 million) and subscriptions ($48.8 million) against a 33% spike in digital revenues logged at $24.2 million.
The publications on the closure block include the NZ Dairy Farmer, Discover Magazine, Selwyn and Ashburton Outlook, Waitaki Herald, and the Canterbury Farmer. Around 60 people are expected to be redundant.
"We appreciate that this process creates a level of uncertainty for some people - and we will move as quickly as possible to pro
Messenger leaves Public Health Research and PracticeBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Wednesday, 21st February 2018 at 3:40pm
Anne Messenger has stepped down from her editorship at Public Health Research & Practice.
She is now making herself available for freelance editing and proofreading work.
Messenger primarily focuses on medical content pieces, having edited for the Australian Medical Association and Medical Observer for six years’ total. She was with Public Health Research & Practice for five years.
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SCA opens talent development wingBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Wednesday, 21st February 2018 at 2:14pm
Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) has opened Hubble, an in-house talent development arm.
SCA management is gearing the development team to train new radio personalities and to hone talent for other opportunities such as podcasting and online radio. An internal software platform that SCA spent a year putting together will help in the training.
Standup comedians Lewis Spears and Luke Kidgell are Hubble’s first candidates, who are set to have a Sunday-night show on Fox FM Melbourne. Two more shows featuring Hubble talent are being planned later this year.
“Hubble is set to revolutionise the way we discover, develop and deploy talent for our networks. We are excited to pioneer a new approach to the discovery and development of future audio and radio personalities, provide an increased number of opportunities to talent, and create exciting new content for our listeners,” said SCA CEO Grant Blackley.
AdNews reshuffles staffBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Wednesday, 21st February 2018 at 1:40pm
Changes are afoot within AdNews’ editorial team.
The publication revealed that current digital editor Pippa Chambers is moving up to editor. She replaces Rosie Baker, who stepped down after five years to join GroupM as its new communications director, as reported over Influencing.
The online editor spot is now assigned to Lindsay Bennett, who had been with the company since beginning a cadetship three years ago. Senior journalist Arvind Hickman takes over the news editor position.Follow Chambers, Bennett, and Hickman over LinkedIn.
Todoroska lands Mamamia managing editor gigBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Tuesday, 20th February 2018 at 2:54pm
Valentina Todoroska has been called up as the Mamamia Womens Network’s new managing editor.
The promotion is another feather in Todoroska’s cap, as she has been with the company for the past four years. She served with Mamamia in numerous positions, including deputy editor, morning editor, and evening editor, plus acting managing editor in late 2015 and early 2016.
Todoroska also succeeds Kylie Rogers, who recently stepped down as managing director for a new commercial directorship at the AFL.