McCarthy finishes as The West Australian editor

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Brett McCarthy (photo credit: Twitter profile)Brett McCarthy has completed his service as The West Australian’s editor.

McCarthy stated that a recent reorganisation of The West’s newsroom prompted him to reevaluate his own life and career.

McCarthy is a seasoned journalist of over 30 years’ experience, with almost half of it gained under NewsCorp Australia in editor positions at The Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, and The Sunday Times. He had been the West Australian’s editor since March 2009.

Seven West Media WA CEO Maryna Fewster praised McCarthy as a man who took charge at work and helped develop The West Australian’s readership.

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Workman signs on with The Aus

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Alice Workman is now part of The Australian’s newsroom, as reported on Mumbrella.

NewsCorp Australia declined to reveal what her role will be at the paper. She was among the 11 BuzzFeed Australia employees who were made redundant last month as part of BuzzFeed’s global cutbacks.

She spent four years as Buzzfeed’s political editor.

Get in touch with Workman on Twitter @WorkmanAlice.

Wave FM reshuffles brekky staff

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Some of Wave FM’s hosts are being tasked for other shows, reported the Illawarra Mercury.

The management stated that breakfast show co-host Chris Lee is now tasked with afternoon hosting duties. Adam Straney will assume his spot alongside Jayde Tonta. Travis Winks also leaves the breakfast show to take on Wave’s primetime news.

Station GM Tony Williams said Straney emerged as the best pick in a recent search for candidates. He previously worked as executive producer with Wave’s The Hot Breakfast, presenter at Prime Radio, program director at Southern Cross Austereo, and handled marketing at Grant Broadcasters.

Conway joins Signature Luxury Travel & Style

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Andrew Conway has been appointed executive editor of Signature Media publication Signature Luxury Travel & Style.

Under the new deal, Conway will work in the role for the rest of the year then become editor-at-large as he is relocating to northern NSW. Signature Media CEO/group editor Cathy Wagstaff will be his immediate superior as Signature Luxury Travel & Style’s editor-in-chief.

The signing is Conway’s first job since exiting Luxury Travel magazine as its founding editor last year. He won the Cruise Lines International Association’s 2018 Australasia Media Award for his contributions to the travel industry.  

“With the largest audited circulation of any Australian travel magazine, Signature Luxury Travel & Style is the market leader in this exciting and rapidly growing sector. I’m delighted to be joining Cathy Wagstaff and her exceptionally hard-working editorial, sales and marketing team to deliver a luxury travel and lifestyle pri

Vince takes on Triple M Footy gig

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Bernie Vince is going into the commentator’s booth for Triple M Footy this season.

The former Adelaide Crows midfielder is part of Triple M Adelaide’s Saturday-morning show Dead Set Legends alongside Andrew Jarman and Greg Blewett. Their first assignment together is to cover Adelaide’s home game tomorrow against Hawthorn.  

“It’s a very funny and entertaining team, so if I can play some small roll in entertaining people then I’ll be happy. I’m probably looking forward to working with Billy the most! But I also owe a lot to JB, he gave me a start on both Triple M and Channel 9. He backed me in and now here I am, I can’t wait!,” said Vince, referring to The Rush Hour co-hosts James Brayshaw and Billy Brownless.

Eco Traveller is renamed

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The popular travel blog Eco Traveller has been rebranded to VerdeMode.

Freelance journo and blog operator Linda McCormick stated in a Tweet that the time has come to switch after eight years as Eco Traveller.

Eco Traveller has been popular for featuring various destinations that have a particular focus on sustainable practices.

Follow McCormick on Twitter @_LindaMcCormick.

ARN tweaks Commercial management team

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ARN’s national commercial leadership has been bolstered with new appointments.

The company announced that Nick Flood, sales director for ARN’s Melbourne office, has additional responsibilities as national direct sales director. He will be in charge of direct sales personnel in each local market.

Sam Harris is committed to joining ARN-Melbourne as its new agency sales director, effective May 2019, after finishing up affairs as client services director with Starcom Australia.

Over at ARN’s Sydney offices, a new national trading director position was also created, with Anthony Bartram slated to come in late next month, along with new national strategy director Lauren Joyce.

Bartram is currently wrapping up from a similar job at Ooh! Media, which he has held since January this year. Joyce is stepping down from Mamamia, where she’s spent the past three years in upper-level strategy planning positions.

Rainmaker Group buys Money Magazine

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Finance publication Money Magazine has changed hands from Bauer Media to the Rainmaker Group.

Bauer Media ANZ CEO Paul Dykzeul said the company’s focus on specific consumer brands warranted letting go of others such as Money, which had been in the Bauer stable for 20 years. Rainmaker is setting up Money under its Financial Standard media umbrella.

Bauer Media’s last issue of Money will be for April 2019. Current Money editor Effie Zahos stays on with Bauer as its finance editor and financial literacy advocate, but magazine chairman and chief commentator Paul Clitheroe will shift to Rainmaker. Zahos aid with the transition effort alongside deputy editor Maria Bekiaris. Bekiaris, however, is exiting Bauer after the transition; she had been with the magazine since February 2001.

Financial Standard executive director and publisher Michelle Baltazar has been appointed as Money’s new editor-in-chief. Darren Snyder is Money’s incoming managing editor, t

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