Corby jumps motor to join WheelsBy Tim Lince in Media News on Thursday, 11th October 2012 at 12:53pm
After joining TopGear Australia magazine as its launch editor in 2008, Stephen Corby has decided to switch to fellow ACP Magazines title Wheels as editor, to guide it “through its next phase of change and development”.
Corby (pictured) has previously worked at The Sunday Telegraph, and has written in a freelance capacity for both Wheels and Motor magazines. He replaces Bill Thomas, who left last month.
Ewen Page, associate publisher of ACP’s specialist division, says that Corby has done “a standout job of launching and developing TopGear”.
“We believe he will bring a freshness and energy to Wheels that will keep the print edition moving forward as a contemporary motoring authority,” he explains. “His experience with multi-platform content delivery - and understanding the differences in audience between platforms - will be invaluable.”
He adds that Wheels, which launched in 1953 and is Australia’s oldest and most respected motoring magazine, “is a quite different editorial beast”, but Corby’s skillset “will mesh nicely with the existing Wheels editorial culture”.
A new editor for TopGear Australia has yet to be announced, and Corby tells Influencing that he will be staying until a new editor is appointed.
“As I have a smaller staff than Bilbo Baggins it seems unfair to leave them to it so suddenly,” he remarks.
He adds that, for PR professionals, “don’t call me before 8am - I’m grumpy in the mornings”.
“Honestly, though, my vast experience of working with PR professionals means I’m ready for and receptive to anything,” he says.
The recently departed Wheels editor, Bill Thomas, was also a TopGear Magazine veteran when he joined in 2010, after leaving a deputy editor role at TopGear Magazine in the UK.
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