UK Media Moves including Investment Week, Metro.co.uk, PoliticsHome and more!

April 23, 2020 Natalie Beale

Bauer Media Group
Eurozine
Investment Week
Metro.co.uk
Newsquest
PoliticsHome
Rest of World
Journalist Update - Farhad Heydari
Journalist Update - Claire Muir
Journalist Update - Carly Page
Freelance Update - Jonathan Keane
Freelance Update - Hayley Nolan
Freelance Update - Emma J Page
Freelance Update - Jason Riley
Onda Cero
Body+Soul (National Magazine)
Russh Magazine
Radio New Zealand
Scottish Press Awards
AA Gill Award

Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group has appointed Chris Duncan as the new CEO for the UK publishing business. He will report directly to Rob Munro-Hall, who has been appointed President of Bauer Media Group’s global publishing business. Chris joins Bauer Media Group from News UK, where he was most recently Managing Director of Platform Partnerships. More information can be found here

Eurozine
Sarah Waring has joined Eurozine as Editor, reporting to Editor-in-Chief Réka Kinga Papp. Sarah, who is based in Vienna, is the author of Farming for the Landless and publisher of traverzine. She can be found tweeting at twitter.com/SWaring_writer

Investment Week
Mike Sheen has been appointed Acting News Editor at Investment Week while Beth Brearley is on leave. Mike has been Deputy News Editor since February 2019. He can be found tweeting at twitter.com/michaeljsheen

Metro.co.uk
Sophie Murray-Morris has been appointed an Assistant Editor at Metro.co.uk. Sophie, who will join the team in May, is currently Engagement Editor at the i. She can be found tweeting at twitter.com/smurraymorris

Newsquest
Gavin Thompson has been appointed Regional Editor for Wales at Newsquest, effective from 25 May. He comes from South West Business Insider magazine, where he has spent the last 12 months as Deputy Editor, and prior to that was Editor of the Western Daily Press. Gavin can be found tweeting at twitter.com/gavin_thompson1

Fiona Phillips will be Editor of Newsquest’s West Wales series of newspapers from 29 April. Fiona, who is currently Communications Manager Clinical Futures at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, is a former Editor of the Western Telegraph and Milford Mercury as well as the Hereford Times.

PoliticsHome
Matt Honeycombe-Foster has been appointed Acting Editor of PoliticsHome, effective 25 April. Matt has been News Editor for the site since March 2018, and was also Assistant News Editor from 2014 to 2015. He can be found tweeting at twitter.com/matt_hfoster

Rest of World
Rest of World is an upcoming international publication covering the impact of technology beyond the Western bubble. Anup Kaphle is Executive Editor, and the team includes journalists, editors, designers and technologists from a range of publications. The website can be viewed at restofworld.org and pitching information can be found here. The team can be found tweeting at twitter.com/restofworld

Journalist Update - Farhad Heydari
Farhad Heydari is stepping down as International Executive Editor of the American Express magazines CENTURION and DEPARTURES after 13 years. Farhad will continue in his role as Editor of NetJets, which he has led since its launch in 2016. He can be found on Instagram: instagram.com/mrfarhadheydari

Journalist Update - Claire Muir
Claire Muir is a writer at Grampian Wedding Directory (GWD), the only publication signposting brides and grooms-to-be in and around Aberdeen. She is bringing the GWD social media channels back to life and needs fresh content. Anything specific to Aberdeen or Scotland, as well as general wedding news and views will be appreciated. She is looking to be added to mailing lists for press releases and pictures on anything from trends and stats to new bridal collections - and it's not bride-specific! Groom-related news is welcomed too, as well as same-sex wedding news, weddings of any style or religion, etc.

Journalist Update - Carly Page
Carly Page has joined IT Pro as Freelance News Editor (Monday to Wednesday), and is looking for B2B pitches etc relevant to the site. She will also continue to freelance as usual.

Freelance Update - Jonathan Keane
Jonathan Keane, formerly a Reporter at business news outlet Fora, is available for freelance commissions. Jonathan focuses on technology and business reporting in both news and feature writing. He can be reached on Twitter at twitter.com/J_K9

Freelance Update - Hayley Nolan
Hayley Nolan, journalist, biographer and Tudor historian is currently taking commissions on Anne Boleyn’s secret life as the original NHS hero (killed for lobbying England’s first NHS), plus any ‘lockdown home education’ articles or history articles for adult or children’s publications. She has written recent commissions for The TelegraphReaders Digest and Big Issue North in addition to writing and producing official video content for the 2017 General Election, Women's Aid and UK Parliament Week 2019 campaign #BeMoreBoleyn. She is on Instagram at instagram.com/thisishayleynolan with more information at www.HayleyNolan.com

Freelance Update - Emma J Page
An experienced editor, commissioning editor and journalist, Emma J Page is available for commissions across interiors, lifestyle and (armchair) travel as well as commercial copywriting, brand consultancy and content creation. She writes for a number of broadsheet supplements including The Times MagazineStellaThe Observer Magazine and The Telegraph Magazine as well as monthly titles such as House & GardenElle DecorationHomes & Gardens and Livingetc. Examples of her work can be viewed at www.emmajpage.com and on Instagram: instagram.com/emmajpage

Freelance Update - Jason Riley
Jason Riley is available for freelance contracts and remote positions as a Copywriter, Copy Editor, Digital Content Editor and Workflow Manager. With recent contracts including Selfridges, Monsoon-Accessorize, The Stylist Group and six months as copy and production lead at Farfetch, he specialises in writing, editing and reshaping copy and delivering content for consumer, business and ecommerce. He has also written long-form features for BBC Earth.


International Media Moves

Onda Cero

The Spanish radio station Onda Cero has launched the new programme ‘Radio Cuarentena’, which shares personal stories of self-isolation from ordinary people. It is broadcast at 7:55pm Monday to Friday and at 4:00pm on weekends. David Martos is the Director. The show can be listened to online here

Body+Soul (National Magazine)
Kara Byers has joined Body+Soul as Deputy Editor. In the past, she was the Editor at Daily Mail Australia, the Head of Digital Content at Nova Entertainment and the Deputy Editor/Features Director at Cleo and Dolly magazines. Kara covers personal health and wellness, lifestyle, nutrition, and trends.

Russh Magazine
Mia Steiber has started as the Digital Content Director at Russh Magazine in Sydney. Prior to this, she was a Shopping Editor at Finder.com.au. Mia is also the Editor and Co-Founder of Redaktör (redaktor.co) and has written for Gizmodo, LifehackerBusiness Insider, and POPSUGAR. Mia covers fashion, beauty and cosmetics, wellness, gourmet food and lifestyle.

Radio New Zealand
Max Towle has started as a Foreign News Producer/Presenter at Radio New Zealand. In the past, he was a Producer/Reporter for Squeaky Bum Time: A FIFA World Cup Podcast and for video series Beyond the Beehive. Max can be found tweeting at twitter.com/MaxBentleyTowle


Awards

Scottish Press Awards

The winners of the 41st Scottish Press Awards have been announced in a celebration of national and local journalism across Scotland. This year’s judging panel comprised 37 independent judges from across Scottish media, politics and public affairs. The planned awards ceremony was postponed due to the coronavirus lockdown, but it is hoped that the winners can be presented with their trophies in an event later this year. More information and the list of winners and nominees can be found here

AA Gill Award
The Sunday Times' AA Gill Award for emerging food critics, in association with the Society of Editors, is now open for entries until 26 May. The winner will receive a prize of £5,000 and their review will be published in The Dish, the food section of The Sunday Times Magazine. Runner-up and third place will receive a prize of £500 and £250 respectively. The judges are Flora Gill, Jeremy Clarkson, the restaurateur Jeremy King, restaurant critic Marina O’Loughlin, and food editor, Lisa Markwell, plus Ian Murray from the Society of Editors. More information can be found here

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Natalie is Cision's Senior Content Editor in London and is responsible for the UK Media Moves.

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