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New ELLE and Harper’s Bazaar staff rosters set

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Bauer Media GroupThe staff listings for Bauer Media’s ELLE and Harper’s Bazaar magazines have been drawn up.

Bauer Media GM for publishing and digital operations Sarah-Belle Murphy said the move underlines a need for cross-platform growth.

Under the new structure, Eugenie Kelly assumes the editor spot at Harper’s Bazaar while Genevra Leek takes charge at ELLE. The creative directors are Huw Reynolds (Harper’s Bazaar) and Carly Townsend (ELLE) and the copy directors are Tom Lazarus (Harper’s Bazaar) and Natalie Reeves (ELLE).

Other members, such as copy editor Alexander English, market editor Samantha Wong, and beauty writer Kate Lancaster, will tackle work for both brands.

“I’m excited about the future under our new structure and talented team who will drive growth in our existing channels and extend our brands in new directions – from events, bespoke client activations, and products, that will set a new bar for how our brands connect with our consumer,” said Murphy.

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McDonnell set for Mi3 journey in 2020

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Joshua McDonnell is leaving AdNews to sign up with industry news website Mi3, effective 6 January 2020.

Mi3 executive editor Paul McIntyre said McDonnell is coming aboard to cover the media and agency sectors and to profile current and rising figures in the marketing industry. 

McDonnell has been with AdNews and its parent firm, Yaffa Media, since late 2016. 

“I couldn't be more excited to join Paul and the team over at Mi3. Their great work over the past year has been really noticed by the industry and I'm keen to help drive that mandate. At a time where the market is calling out for more thought leadership and in-depth content, it will be a great opportunity to help develop that offering and strengthen Mi3's position. A special thanks as well to AdNews and the Yaffas for the past three years," said McDonnell.

Follow McDonnell on Twitter @thejayMCD and on LinkedIn.

Perrett leaves SKY News

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Janine Perrett has moved on from SKY News.

She announced in a Tweet that she had taken up a redundancy after ten years with the network. In that space of time, she hosted The Perrett Report on SKY News Business and also took on hosting duties for shows such as Paul Murray Live and The Last Word.

“I was given some wonderful opportunities over the years, made many friends and wish them all good luck for the future. It was 40 years ago this month I started in journalism and I will continue to fight that good fight,” read part of her message.

Gleeson to host new SKY News/WIN regional show

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Peter Gleeson has been tapped to host a new regional affairs show to air on SKY News and WIN.

Debuting at 7pm AEDT on 27 January 2020 from SKY News’ Brisbane studio, SKY News Across Australia with Peter Gleeson will showcase the latest developments from regional Australia and cover serious matters facing regional communities. SKY News reporters will also contribute more localised feature stories.

Gleeson will also have discussions with federal and state politicians on regional matters. 

The new show is part of SKY News’ further investment in the SKY News on WIN tieup.

“Having grown up in regional Australia, I have an affinity and understanding of what makes these cities and towns tick. This will be a unique show that delves into not only the big issues that confront regional Australians but the news and views of everybody linked to these areas,” said Gleeson.

Muller bows out of WSFM

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Scott Muller is heading out of WSFM and the ARN organisation altogether. 

An ARN representative said Muller moved on as his two-year contract as WSFM’s content director had lapsed. However, he is not among the 90 redundancies Southern Cross Austereo announced earlier this month. 

When asked by Radio Today about future moves, Muller said he could not reveal anything until after the holidays. 

“It’s been a career highlight, an honour, and hilarious fun to work with Jonesy & Amanda, EPs Laura Bouchet and Millie Michael, and the whole WSFM team to set new all-time ratings-records for WSFM,” he said.

Wil Anderson exits Hot Breakfast

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Wil Anderson is stepping down from hosting the Hot Breakfast at Triple M Melbourne.

He announced in today’s broadcast that it will also be his last time on the air, as he is concentrating on other ventures in 2020. 

Anderson joined co-hosts Eddie McGuire and Luke Darcy two years ago as replacement for Nick Molloy. 

“It was an amazing challenge to fill the shoes of Mick Molloy, who is a great hero of mine. And one of the greatest comedic and radio talents in the country. I could not have felt more included here, from top to bottom. The management here in the building are just absolutely incredible to me,” said Anderson.

97.3FM removes breakfast hosts

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The breakfast show of 97.3FM Brisbane will be changing hosts in 2020.

ARN announced this week that host Mike van Acker and executive producer Liam Renton are stepping down from the station. Both have been at the station for two years. 

As for Van Acker’s co-hosts, Bianca Dyer is being assigned to an unspecified new role at the station, and Bob Gallagher is staying as well. 

Surfstitch and Stab introduces quarterly mag

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Men’s lifestyle publication Stab has tied up with retailer Surfstitch to produce a new quarterly magazine called Post.

Scheduled for pilot release for the summer 2019/2020 holidays, Post offers fashion, surf, travel, culture, lifestyle, and apparel content. The publication also has a green blueprint, with Issue No1 (pictured) printed on recyclable paper with vegetable dye ink. 

The release is also part of Surfstitch’s new The Common Thread Between Us campaign.

“We’ve had a long relationship with the SurfStitch team and understand the nuisances of the brand and audience. Together we have produced a unique blend of content that reflects the breadth and diversity of the customer base whilst retaining the authentic tone and ‘Saturday state of mind’ the SurfStitch community loves,” said Tom Bird of Stab.

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