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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Staff tweaks up at Woman’s DayBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Monday, 22nd January 2018 at 12:47pm
Woman’s Day magazine is starting 2018 with some changes to its editorial staff.
The publication announced that current associate editor Erin Holohan is moving up to the deputy editorship. Entertainment editor Laura Evans will fill in Holohan’s former spot.
Madison Spira has been brought in as news and features writer, in-charge of real-life and entertainment stories. Megan Rowe has the call-up as news editor; she will be in charge of any pitches for stories based in real life.
McLean leaves ELLEBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 19th January 2018 at 2:03pm
Sara McLean has stepped down from ELLE magazine.
McLean went into freelance work this month as a copywriter and content writer focusing on health, lifestyle, and beauty issues. She was with ELLE for all of 2017 as acting beauty and fitness director. The publication has not named a successor, but arranged for all correspondence to be sent to Janna O’Toole.
Except for an 18-month run as GRAZIA Australia’s beauty editor starting in 2015, McLean has been working for Bauer Media Australia starting with Dolly magazine as beauty editor in January 2011. She graduated from Swinburne University of Technology in 2010, earning a bachelor of media and communications degree.
Keep in touch with McLean at LinkedIn.
Endacott goes into content marketingBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 19th January 2018 at 12:43pm
Michelle Endacott has joined into the content marketing community with a new role at Medium Rare Content Agency.
She signed up with Medium Rare this month as an editor after ten years with the Bauer Media Group, where she was managing editor of The Australian Women's Weekly. She had previously served just as long with New Idea magazine.
Endacott is a BA Communication and Management graduate of the University of Central Queensland, finishing at high distinction in 1992.
Keep updated with Endacott at her LinkedIn profile.
Waddington starts at NineBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 19th January 2018 at 12:26pm
The new year has become a new beginning for Markeeta Waddington, this time at Nine Network.
Waddington joined early this month as an associate producer, with one of her first stories profiling two seven-year-old twin sisters whose striking beauty had left their mother inundated with suggestions about putting them into modelling.
Waddington came over from Bauer Media, where she spent most of the past six years in various capacities, the last being health and lifestyle editor at Yours magazine.Keep in touch with Waddington on LinkedIn.
Rapana joins WHIMN teamBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 19th January 2018 at 12:05pm
Jessica Rapana is now with NewsCorp Australia’s WHIMN website.
The WHIMN staff reported that she came aboard as news editor. She confirmed the appointment in a Tweet.
Before signing up at WHIMN, Rapana worked at 9Honey for over a year. Her last stint with NewsCorp Australia was with the North Shore Times. She graduated from the Victoria University of Wellington with a BA International Relations and Affairs, Communication and Media Studies degree and continued there studying law before following up with postgraduate journalism studies at Massey University.
ABC Radio introduces regional current affairs showBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Thursday, 18th January 2018 at 1:31pm
ABC Radio is hitting the airwaves with a new weeknight current affairs show for the regional market.
Premiering at 6:05pm on January 22, 2018, the 25-minute “Australia Wide” will feature stories from the ABC Regional network and its national rural and regional reporting team. The content will be geared for people living in rural and regional Australia. The ABC studios in Perth will facilitate the production, with Sinéad Mangan as presenter and Bridget Fitzgerald as producer.
Radio National and ABC Radio Australia will run replays each weeknight at 7:35pm.
“The launch of Australia Wide gives those living in local communities a stronger voice in national conversations and builds on our commitment as Australia’s national broadcaster to reflect the whole of Australia in our news and information,” said ABC Regional director Fiona Reynolds.
Smith leaves Women’s HealthBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Thursday, 18th January 2018 at 12:35pm
Rachael Smith has concluded her run as digital brand manager at Australian Women's Health.
AWH’s parent firm, Pacific Magazines, has yet to reveal the reasons for her departure, but has not appointed any replacement personnel. The company has arranged for her correspondences to be sent to Zoe Lassig (Pacific Magazines lifestyle digital chief), Alison Kirkman (brand manager, Better Homes and Gardens), Michelle O’hanlon (brand manager, Home Beautiful) and Ange Crotty (national integration manager, New Idea).
Smith joined AWH as digital content manager in January 2016, moving up to brand manager the following year. She previously managed marketing and content at NOVA entertainment and SCA.
Follow Smith on LinkedIn.