WSFM brings in new staffBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Monday, 08th January 2018 at 3:20pm
ARN has welcomed new personnel to its WSFM station.
The company stated that Scott Muller has signed on as the station’s new content director, while Mike Hammond and Steven Fitton will be the respective morning and afternoon announcers. Jason Staveley stays on as music director and drive host.
Muller, Hammond, and Fitton have over 40 years’ combined experience in the broadcast circuit. Muller’s experience in creative and talent development helped NOVA FM rise to the top of the Sydney charts and make Capital Radio London in England grow once more. Hammond previously helmed award-winning shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, and Newcastle, and even co-hosted athletics show Gladiators on Seven. Fitton formerly worked with Austereo and 96FM.
“I’m excited to be welcoming Scott, Mike and Steve to WSFM. They bring a wealth of experience but also a fresh dynamic to the station, which is key to our strategy to re-energise ARN and position WSFM and the whole network for even greater success in 2018 and beyond. Scott has great plans to continue to grow on the success of WSFM and I know the whole team will join me in welcoming him,” beamed ARN national content director Duncan Campbell.
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Grace Publishing announced that a digital version is available this month, with the biannual print edition to debut in October 2018. The Australian edition is also the first ICON edition to be released in English.
Style expert Kim Payne has signed on as the magazine’s fashion director. Fashion blogger Roberto Malizia, fitness trainer Jono Castano, and fashion blog team The Hounds are coming aboard as exclusive contributors.
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Agricultural Media to close Canberra officesBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Monday, 23rd April 2018 at 1:59pm
Fairfax Media is closing down the Canberra bureau of Agricultural Media.
Agricultural Publishing group managing editor Brad Cooper said current bureau chief Colin Bettles is leaving the company on May 3, 2018.
The bureau’s federal political coverage responsibilities will be placed on current company national issues writer Michael Foley, who will start on May 6, 2018, as the new national rural affairs reporter.
Foley will still report to National Agricultural News Editor Penelope Arthur in Melbourne and will travel to Canberra as needed.
Chadd to manage ABC Classic FM and ABC JazzBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Monday, 23rd April 2018 at 1:46pm
ABC Radio has installed Toby Chadd as ABC Classic FM and ABC Jazz’s new content manager, after several years as label manager for both stations.
He took on both assignments starting on April 9, 2018. His remit will also include creating training materials with the network’s digital team, as development manager.
Chadd takes over at ABC Jazz from Matt Dewey, who has been promoted to music director. His predecessor at ABC Classic FM, Richard Buckham, will take over ABC Arts.
“Toby has actively worked with the Classic and Jazz content teams on many award- winning recording projects. He enjoys strong relationships with all of our external musical partners, orchestras and opera companies. He’s done some exceptional work to strengthen our key partnerships in his current role as Classic’s Development Manager, and I know he’ll achieve a very smooth transition into his new role,” said ABC music chief Chris Scadden.
Vella logs out at Lifestyle.com.auBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Monday, 23rd April 2018 at 1:39pm
Katrina Vella has finished up being Lifestyle.com.au’s editor.
She stepped down on April 4, 2018, after almost three years at the helm.
Current Lifestyle.com.au managing editor Tiffany Dunk has taken over all correspondences addressed to Vella, who also agreed to do freelance assignments for the website.Stay updated with Vella on LinkedIn.
Bowden freelance in NYCBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Monday, 23rd April 2018 at 1:29pm
Ebony Bowden has begun doing freelance work in New York City, USA.
She travelled to the US after wrapping up affairs in Melbourne as reporter for The Age.
Although Bowden is now available for various assignments, ABC tapped her to do breaking news analyses for live radio show Overnights.Follow Bowden on LinkedIn and Twitter at her handle @ebonybowden.
AP&P reportership changes handsBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 20th April 2018 at 11:20am
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Australasian Paint and Panel’s parent firm, Yaffa Media, stated that McDonnell was reassigned to AdNews. He had been with the two mastheads since November 2016.
Maguire to edit SMH and The AgeBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 13th April 2018 at 12:27pm
Fairfax Media’s Tory Maguire has become the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age’s new national editor.
Maguire landed the assignment following the end of HuffPost Australia’s partnership with Fairfax Media late last year. She was the HuffPost’s editor-in-chief for two years.
Her remit now covers federal politics, business and international coverage for the above papers. She is slated to begin on April 16, 2018, and will report to Australian Metro Publishing group executive editor James Chessell.
“Tory is an outstanding journalist with around two decades’ experience editing and reporting news and federal politics. She is a proven leader in digital publishing with an excellent track record of leading newsrooms and producing engaging journalism. Our newsrooms will benefit greatly from Tory’s expertise,” said Chessell.Follow Maguire on LinkedIn and Twitter.