UK Media Moves including the New Scientist, MailOnline, BBC News and more

October 15, 2020 Natalie Beale

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The Athletic
Bath Live
BBC News
Bloomberg
Campaign
The Caterer
Foodism
MailOnline
New Scientist
Reach Plc
The Telegraph
The Wave
XDA Developers
Freelance Update - Gilly Ferguson
Freelance Update - Daniel Puddicombe
Freelance Update - Robert Sayce
Freelance Update - David Taylor
International Media Moves


The Athletic
Joey D’Urso
has joined The Athletic UK as Investigations Writer. Joey, who was previously a Media and Politics Reporter for BuzzFeed News UK, can be found tweeting at @josephmdurso

Bath Live
Imogen McGuckin has been appointed as a Trainee Digital Reporter at Bath Live. Imogen, who has an MA in News Journalism and is NCTJ-trained, can be found tweeting at @imogen_mcguckin

BBC News
Katy Searle has been appointed Executive Editor, Politics, at BBC News. She will lead politics coverage across news, digital, programmes and Parliament. Katy, who was previously Head of BBC Westminster, can be found on Twitter @KatySearle

Bloomberg
Charlie Wells has joined Bloomberg as a Personal Finance Editor and Reporter. Charlie, who is based in London, was previously a journalist at The Economist. He can be found tweeting at @charliewwells

Campaign
Omar Oakes has changed roles at Campaign magazine and is now Media and Technology Editor. Omar first joined the team in 2015 as News Editor, and now is also host of the Campaign podcast. Find him on Twitter @omaroakes

The Caterer
Former News Editor Emma Lake has been appointed Assistant Editor at The Caterer. Katherine Price, previously Senior Reporter for the publication, has taken over as News Editor.

Foodism
Mike Gibson (@mikegibson90) and Lydia Winter (@lydiagwinter) have been appointed Editor and Deputy Editor respectively of the special Christmas edition of Foodism, now part of Threadneedle Media. Mike is Co-Founder of the agency High Water. Lydia will also be Foodism’s Digital Editor in the longer term.

MailOnline
Amanda Williams is now Executive Editor at the MailOnline, where she was previously Associate Editor. Amanda can be reached via email.

New Scientist
Alexander McNamara has joined the New Scientist as Audience Growth Editor. Alexander was previously Online Editor at BBC Science Focus Magazine and he has experience building content strategies across a broad range of titles, including news, lifestyle, technology and science. He can be found tweeting at @albeardyeditor

Reach Plc
Amie Wilson is now a Sports Network Writer (Midlands/Wales) at Reach. She was previously a Trainee Trends Writer at football.london and can be found on Twitter @awils1884

The Telegraph
Olivia Rudgard has been appointed Environment Correspondent at The Telegraph, where she was previously US Technology Reporter. Olivia, who has returned to the UK from San Francisco, can be found on Twitter @oliviarudgard

The Wave
Hannah Woodward has been appointed as a Reporter at The Wave, Bauer Media’s radio station for South West Wales. Hannah has an MA in Broadcast Journalism and was a recipient of the Sue Lloyd Roberts scholarship. She can be found tweeting at @journohannah

XDA Developers
Chris Merriman has joined XDA Developers as UK News Editor. He's available for news, feature and review pitches for one of the biggest tech portals on the planet. Chris will be working full-time at XDA from 1200-1800 (UK) to cover the East Coast morning, as well as serving the UK and Ireland audience. He remains available for one-off freelance work as well as TV and radio work. All communication should be by email.

Freelance Update - Gilly Ferguson 
Senior Editor and Brand Consultant Gilly Ferguson is now working freelance. Previously Executive Content Editor at Fabled by Marie Claire and the Beauty division of Next plc, Gilly is the former Editor-in-Chief of women’s national magazine brand Look.co.uk, overseeing digital, social and print, and has also been published in ELLEGrazia and The i Paper. Commercially-minded and with a background in fashion, beauty and lifestyle, Gilly has worked as a brand consultant and senior content strategist for a range of leading platforms and brands, including ASOS, Ocado and T.M Lewin. Available for fixed term bookings, commissions and desk cover for digital and/or print, Gilly is also interested in hearing about all market news, new product launches and collaborations across fashion, beauty, lifestyle and parenting. She can be reached at @gillyferg and gillyferguson.com

Freelance Update - Daniel Puddicombe
Freelance journalist Daniel Puddicombe is available for commissions relating to rail, both in terms of the industry and from a wider, mainstream travel perspective. He also has a passion for, and expertise in covering, the heritage rail sector. Daniel also covers automotive topics, mainly company cars/vans/fleets. He can be found tweeting at @Thatcargeek

Freelance Update - Robert Sayce
Rob Sayce has returned to freelancing after four years in a full-time editorial position. His portfolio includes contributions to The Guardian, Rock Sound, The Argus and more, writing about music, culture, politics and life in general. Rob has experience as an editor on both a freelance and full-time basis, working on print publications, online content and within live music promotions.

Freelance Update - Joely Chilcott
Joely Chilcott
, previously Fabulous Daily Editor at The Sun, has gone freelance and can be contacted on her new Gmail address. Joely is available for fashion, beauty, lifestyle and commentary commissions.

Freelance Update - David Taylor
David Taylor has moved email addresses. Having worked with publications such as Esquire, National Geographic Traveller and The Independent, he still wants to hear about all things travel, sport, men's fashion and tech, and can now be reached at his new email address.



International Media Moves

El País - Cinco Días

José Antonio Vega Morales is now Editorial Director of the Spanish economics newspaper Cinco Días, where he was previously Deputy Director and Web Editor. He replaces Miguel Jiménez Cabeza, who is now Deputy Director of the national newspaper El País, by the same publisher Grupo PRISA. José Antonio can be found on Twitter @Joseantovega

Relazioni 
The Italian publisher Luca Sossella Editore has launched the new quarterly magazine Relazioni. Led by Stefano Lai, the publication has a launching circulation of 10,000 copies and is aimed at communicators, but also decision-makers, public and private, universities and students.

Sae
The Italian publisher Sae has now acquired the newspapers Il TirrenoGazzetta di ModenaGazzetta di Reggio and Nuova Ferrara from GEDI Gruppo Editoriale SpA. The editorial teams of the publications will not be affected by the change.

Momentum Media
Jerome Doraisamy has been promoted to Deputy Editor at Momentum Media publications.  Prior to this, he was a Senior Writer and a Journalist at Lawyers Weekly and Wellness Daily. Jerome is a former Lawyer and the Author of The Wellness Doctrines for Law Students and Young Lawyers (2015) and The Wellness Doctrines for High School Students (2018). He can be found on Twitter @JeromeDoraisamy

 

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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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