O’Keeffe takes over Government News

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Darragh O'Keeffe (photo credit: official Twitter profile)Veteran journalist Darragh O’Keeffe has joined Intermedia Group publication Government News as its new editor.

O’Keeffe comes over from Intermedia satellite magazine Australian Ageing Agenda, where he was the editor for the past four years. He will succeed long-time editor Graeme Philipson, who has pledged to write articles from time to time. Natasha Egan, meanwhile, will take over from O’Keeffe at Australian Ageing Agenda.

O’Keeffe’s appointment is the first act in Intermedia’s plans to revamp Government News, which included reworking the publication website, governmentnews.com.au. The company is already recruiting journalists for both Government News and Australian Ageing Agenda.

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Sen begins producer gig at Lifestyle.com.au

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Danielle Sen has signed on with Lifestyle.com.au as its new digital content producer.

Sen joined the website following a year-long stint with Bauer Media as associate editor for Mother & Baby and Pregnancy Life & Style magazines. She also did some freelance assignments at the same time.

Contact Sen on LinkedIn and on Twitter @dsentfinds.

Editors exit Girlfriend

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Pacific Magazines publication Girlfriend has had some changeovers at the editorial level.

Digital content editor Matthew Galea gave his notice to join Pedestrian as entertainment editor. Former Bauer Media online editor Bianca Mastroianni was brought in to replace him.

Deputy editor Sammy Stewart finished her duties to undertake freelance work with 9Honey, but was able to help the production team complete the winter 2018 issue. Pacific Magazines management put in WHO magazine freelance writer Alexandra McCarthy as Stewart’s successor.

O’Connell show adds more muscle

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Christian O’Connell may be having fun at his self-titled breakfast show on GOLD104.3, but others are joining the action as well.

Nick Daly, a former colleague of O’Connell’s at Absolute Radio, has joined the team as the show’s executive producer.

Current GOLD104.3 mainstay Patrina Jones is also now part of the show as its news presenter.

Follow Daly and Jones on Twitter.

Sutherland back in action

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Gemma Sutherland is back to work at NewsCorp Australia following maternity leave.

Although Sutherland has resumed working, her editorship at body+soul will remain under interim appointee Elin Tough. Sutherland is slated to manage News Corp's one-shot lifestyle magazines programme over the next 12 months.

Follow Sutherland and Tough on LinkedIn.

Burton-Bradley now at ABC-Melbourne

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The ABC’s Melbourne bureau has welcomed Robert Burton-Bradley into the fold as one of its new journalists.

Burton-Bradley came to the network fresh off a four-year run at SBS, where he was digital news editor and senior digital editor. 

Follow Burton-Bradley on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Williams joins The Australian Business Review

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The Australian’s Business Review section now has Perry Williams as one of its senior reporters.

Williams joined the pool after finishing up late last month with Bloomberg, where he served nearly two years as its Asia energy reporter.

Follow Williams on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Kind settles in at Studio 10

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Kim Kind has taken on a producer job at Network Ten talk show Studio 10.

She joined the network on June 4, 2018, following over two and a half years as executive producer with Sky News Real Estate. Her coverage remit includes real estate, finance, and lifestyle.

Keep in touch with Kind on LinkedIn.

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