This Week's Media Movements
Yahoo7 has appointed a new Head of News, with Euan Black taking over the role from Simon Black. Euan was recently an Assistant Editor for the Daily Mail Australia. He has also worked at Fairfax Media as a Digital News Producer, and a Deputy Digital Night Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald. Simon has joined Greenpeace as a Senior Media Campaigner.
Nick Findlay is now the Music Director for triple j, taking over the role from Richard Kingsmill. Nick was previously the Assistant Music Director, a role he has held for several years. Prior to that, he was a Music Researcher and Producer for the station. Nick has also worked at FBi Radio as a Presenter, Producer and Assistant Music Director. Richard is now the Group Music Director for triple j.
A new feminist online newsletter called To Her Door has launched. It is co-edited by Grace Jennings-Edquist and Mia Abrahams. The newsletter is targeted towards millennials, and will contain interviews, health articles, a ‘doorly doctor’ sealed section and Q&As. Grace is currently working at Ignites in New York, a Financial Times publication. Prior to that, she worked at Mamamia. Mia is currently a Content Editor at THINX.
Daisy Pearce has joined the Triple M Football team as a Presenter. She is a well-known AFLW player and Captain of the Melbourne Football Club. Daisy called her first game last Saturday, and will be heard next Sunday as she calls the Hawthorn v West Coast game from the MCG.
A new music magazine called Women In Pop will launch next month, with an all-female focus. It will be edited by Paul Mitchell. The magazine will consist of feature articles only, profiling female musicians. It will launch on May 1st, and sold in newsagents across Australia, NZ, UK, US, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.
Matt Newell is the new Breakfast Anchor on 7HO FM. He was previously an Announcer at Hobart's Hit 100.9, and covered different roles while at the station, having worked as a Workday Presenter, Breakfast Producer, and Mornings Presenter. Matt was also a contestant on My Kitchen Rules in 2014, teaming up with his dad.
Mark Hales is now the Podcasting Operations Manager at Nova Entertainment. He was previously the Music Director and Mornings Announcer for River 94.9. Prior to that, he was the Editor of Radio Today, and was a Program Director at Nova 919 before that.
Greg Wood, also known as Woody, has taken over Mark Hales role at River 94.9 as Music Director. Prior to starting at Grant Broadcasters, he worked as a Music Director at Southern Cross Austereo, and also a Music Director/Announcer at the Hot FM Network.