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Kantilaftas bows out of Grin Creative and get lost

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Anna Kantilaftas (photo credit: Grin Creative)Today is Anna Kantilaftas’ last as Grin Creative’s content chief and the editor of travel magazine get lost.

The company stated that she is set to take on new freelance projects.

Kantilaftas had been serving in both positions since October 2017, when she joined from Bauer Media. She is turning them over to Carrie Hutchinson, who returns following a stint as editor at National Geographic’s ANZ edition.  

Follow Kantilaftas on Twitter @AnnaKantilaftas.

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RED FM brekky duo to head east

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Robbie Klitzing and Alana McLean are stepping down from the RED FM breakfast show to move to Melbourne.

The tandem revealed that Klitzing is going ahead to take up a content assistant post at GOLD 104.3. McLean is finishing up her work as WA Racing Ambassador next month and will follow him shortly afterwards. They have been on the show for almost three years.

There is also another reason for the move: they got engaged last week. 

“It’s so funny how things work out. We were first introduced by Fox FM ACD, James Speed, who we had both worked with, and the chemistry was there straight away! Our boss Dan Cole at RED FM agreed to pair us together… little did he know what was to come,” said Klitzing.

Gourmet Traveller welcomes new staff

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Bauer Media’s Gourmet Traveller Magazine is about to have the services of two new staff members.

The publication revealed that Karlie Verkerk is coming in at the end of the month as deputy editor. Currently a deputy editor at Bauer titles Real Living and Inside Out, Verkerk is well-known for her top three finish in MasterChef Australia two years ago.

Georgie Meredith is succeeding Harriet Davidson as editorial coordinator. Fresh from a PR officer position at the Rockpool Dining Group, Meredith’s print magazine experience came from internships with Australian Traveller Media and Australian Geographic.

Follow Verkerk and Meredith on LinkedIn.

Yeo joins Mashable

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Amanda Yeo has embarked on a full-time writing job at Mashable Australia. 

She came over from Junkee, where she had been a casual staff writer for almost a year. 

“I can’t wait to write about all the things you can mash. Potatoes, peas, monsters...,” Yeo tweeted of her entry into Mashable.

Stay in touch with Yeo on Twitter @AmandaMYeo.

Spencer in action at ARN and Reseller News

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Leon Spencer has joined ARN and Reseller News NZ as its new editor. 

He made the announcement in a LinkedIn post this month and sought leads for new stories. 

Spencer recently left an APAC PR and communication manager post at the NCC Group and a contributing editor job with the Telecom Times after six months. He previously worked with ARN as its head of news from 2016 to 2018. 

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SCA rebrands regional radio stations

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Popular radio stations 101.3 SEA FM Central Coast, 107.7 2GO, and Gold 92.5 are the next in Southern Cross Austereo’s Hit Network/Triple M rebrand campaign. 

The company announced that starting 8 November 2019, 107.7 2GO will be changed to 107.7 Triple M Central Coast and Gold 92.5 is going forward as 92.5 Triple M Gold Coast. 

101.3 SEA FM will be under the Hit Network label as Hit101.3 Central Coast.

SMH/The Age Canberra team adds new staff

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The Canberra bureau of The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) and The Age has new staff on deck. 

SMH European correspondent-designate Bevan Shields tweeted the new staff roster. He will entrust his old post of bureau chief to Angus Livingston, who previously covered Canberra politics for the AAP. 

Anthony Galloway is coming in as foreign affairs and national security correspondent. He was with the Melbourne Herald Sun for four years, which included a national political reporter post. 

Current SMH media and telecommunications reporter Jennifer Duke is heading from Sydney to the ACT as economics reporter.

National rural affairs reporter Mike Foley is onboard as climate and energy reporter. He has been tackling agriculture topics since starting out at The Land in 2011.

Hit Network prepares Summer Breakfast

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The Hit Network is gearing up for the summer heat with a new lineup for its special national metro breakfast show.

Southern Cross Austereo announced that Grant Denyer and Yvie Jones will take to the studio for two weeks starting December 9. Jones had recently substituted for Fifi Box on FOX FM, while Denyer is fresh off the cancellation of his 2Day FM brekky show with Ash London and Ed Kavalee.

“Grant and Yvie are both much loved members of the Hit Network and we are thrilled to announce they will be on air this December as part of our national summer breakfast line-up,” said Hit Network boss Gemma Fordham.

In other Hit Network news, Hit90.9 Gold Coast confirmed that afternoon host Scotty Couchman is now wearing two hats – as morning show host and operations manager.  He had been on the afternoon circuit for a year. 

“Scotty has been instrumental in the launch of the new Hit90.9 brand and is an integral part of keeping this station functioning at i

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