Chadd exits ABCBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Tuesday, 13th April 2021 at 2:48pm
He is assuming an artistic planning director role with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
Chadd has been with the national broadcaster since 2013. Joe Gellonessi will temporarily assume his duties, pending the selection of a new replacement.
“Every day I’ve been reminded about how important music is in all our lives, as we hear from audiences about the solace, inspiration and stimulation that our networks bring them and see record numbers tuning in,” said Chadd.
“ABC Classic and ABC Jazz occupy a unique position in the Australian landscape, enjoying collaborations with a whole host of astonishing musicians – broadcasting their live performances to a national and international audience and building new projects that develop our culture and nurture future voices and audiences.”
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Cousins joins T AustraliaBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Wednesday, 12th May 2021 at 2:48pm
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Local introduces Surry Hills magazineBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Wednesday, 12th May 2021 at 2:00pm
The new title will cover restaurants, food, drink, events, travel, homes, design and architecture in the suburb. The first issue (pictured) covers Surry Hills’ post-pandemic transformation into a Sydneysider community that mirrors the SoHo district in New York City.
Approximately 15,000 copies are being readied for the initial issue, which will be delivered to homes and commercial establishments in the Surry Hills area.
“Having worked in Surry Hills for 15 years, I have always loved watching the evolution of this suburb. It is such a dynamic place with always so much going on, and such a centre for creativity and enterprise in Sydney,” said Local Publishing publisher Elizabeth Meryment.
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Cootes joins Canberra TimesBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Wednesday, 12th May 2021 at 11:55am
She will cover the ACT’s sports scene, including soccer, and other codes except the NRL and Super Rugby.
Cootes came to Canberra after 18 months in Tasmania working for Hobart paper The Examiner.
Follow Cootes on Twitter @IsobelCootes.
McDowall named MediaWorks COOBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Tuesday, 11th May 2021 at 2:36pm
He will be in charge of MediaWorks’ outdoor operations, finance, property, procurement and strategy duties.
McDowall came in from Air New Zealand, where he worked for 20 years until announcing late last year that he would step down. He had been the flag carrier’s CFO since 2018.
“Jeff’s proven track record will prove invaluable as MediaWorks drives organic growth, assesses its capital structure and potential acquisition opportunities in the market. We look forward to welcoming Jeff who will play a key role in ensuring MediaWorks is match fit in this new era for the business,” praised MediaWorksCEO Cam Wallace.
Follow McDowall on LinkedIn.
Wilbury on 4BC breakfastBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Tuesday, 11th May 2021 at 1:53pm
She was Queensland producer for the Ray Hadley Morning Show these past four years.
Stay tuned with Wilbury on Twitter @ OliviaWilbury.
Netflix AU introduces Pause newsletter lineBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Monday, 10th May 2021 at 4:46pm
Pause will comprise three weekly newsletters.
Scene and Heard, to be released on Tuesdays, will see a guest writer analyse a specific scene from a new show or movie released on the platform.
Close All Tabs, out every Thursday, will be a roundup of some notable Netflix shows or movies.
Junkee Netflix editor Michael Sun will pen a Friday newsletter called Now Streaming, where he talks about a new title and related recommendations.