UK Media Moves including The Times, Manchester Evening News, SheerLuxe and more!

March 3, 2020 Markéta Bielanová

Acuris
COSMOPOLITAN
Edinburgh Live
ESG Clarity
MailOnline
Manchester Evening News
NBC News
Reach plc
SheerLuxe
STYLIST
TI Media
The Times
Yorkshire Live
Freelance Update - Charlie Bond
Freelance Update - Laura Howard
Freelance Update - Nicole Vassell
Freelance Update - Tiffany Wallis
International Media Moves
2020 Medical Journalist Association Awards
Private Eye Paul Foot Award 2020
National Press Awards 2019
Women In Media
BSME Front Cover Event
PR Coaching from a Lifestyle Journalist

Acuris
Lucinda Guthrie has been appointed Executive Editor for Acuris’ Transactions Division, where she was previously Deputy Global Editor-in-Chief. Lucinda will work across MergermarketDealreporterUnquoteAVCJPaRR and Activistmonitor. She can be found tweeting at twitter.com/lguthrie1

COSMOPOLITAN
Lottie Lumsden has returned from maternity leave to resume her role as Entertainment & Special Projects Director at Cosmopolitan. Lottie will continue to oversee all entertainment content for the brand including covers for the magazine. She will also oversee special projects.

Edinburgh Live
Indigo Stafford has been appointed as a Reporter at Edinburgh Live. Indigo can be found tweeting at twitter.com/IndigoSStafford. Her portfolio can be viewed at www.indigostafford.com

ESG Clarity
Natalie Kenway has been appointed Editor of ESG Clarity at Last Word Media. Natalie can be found tweeting at twitter.com/kennethgoso

MailOnline
Tom Pyman has been appointed UK Online News Reporter at MailOnline. Tom was previously Chief Reporter at Kent Messenger.
 
Luke May has been appointed UK Online News Reporter at MailOnline. Luke was previously Senior Reporter at Kent Messenger.

Manchester Evening News
Rachel Pugh has been promoted from Money Saving and Shopping Writer to Money Saving and Shopping Editor at the Manchester Evening News. She can be found tweeting at twitter.com/rachelellenpugh

NBC News
Nick Beake is joining NBC News as International Correspondent for the new global channel NBC Sky World News, which launches this summer. The team will be based in London, from where Nick will travel extensively. Nick is currently an Asia Correspondent for BBC News and was previously a Home Affairs Correspondent in London. Nick can be found on Twitter: twitter.com/beaking_news and Instagram: instagram.com/breaking_news.

Reach plc
James Gregory has been appointed Creative Content Director for Essex LiveHerts Mercury, and Cambridgeshire Live. He can be found tweeting at twitter.com/jgregorynews

Reach plc
Susanna Galton is now Deputy Features Editor across Reach's national supplements. As well as celebrity features, Susanna is especially on the lookout for human interest stories and open to any charities contacting her. She is also interested in theatre, gigs and festivals.

SheerLuxe
Michelle Royle has been appointed Weddings Editor at SheerLuxe. Michelle was previously Group Editor of You & Your Wedding / Perfect Wedding. Michelle is interested in hearing about all things relating to weddings - including news, trends, features and real weddings.

STYLIST
Lizzie Pook has been appointed Travel Editor at STYLIST and will be overseeing travel content across print and digital. She is on Twitter: twitter.com/lizziepook and Instagram: www.instagram.com/lizziepook

TI Media
Rose Fooks has been promoted to Deputy Food Editor across Life&Style, and also becomes Food Editor of Style At Home. She is keen to hear about new food and drink products, gadgets, books and events, as well as sustainability. She can be found on Instagram: instagram.com/rosefooks

Jessica Ransom has been promoted to Senior Food Writer across Life&Style. Jessica is keen to hear about chef interview opportunities, books, products, gadgets, events and branded recipes. She will also be running the team's Test Kitchen UK Instagram instagram.com/testkitchenuk and is looking for competition collaborations. Jessica's Instagram is instagram.com/jessica_ransom

The Times
Eleni Courea has joined The Times as a Political Reporter. She was previously UK Reporter at POLITICO’s European edition and will continue to cover Westminster. Eleni can be found tweeting at twitter.com/EleniCourea

Yorkshire Live
Chris Sherrard has been appointed Editor of Yorkshire Live, launched this week by Reach. Chris, Editor-in-Chief Reach Regionals (North), leads a team of over 30. Chris can be found tweeting at twitter.com/cdsherrard

Freelance Update - Charlie Bond
Charlie Bond is now available for freelance work. She is a creative content writer, copywriter and journalist with experience in print, digital, marketing and social media. Charlie can be found tweeting at twitter.com/charlievbond. Her portfolio can be found at www.thecontented.co.uk/about

Freelance Update - Laura Howard
Property and personal finance Journalist Laura Howard is now working freelance. She was previously Content Editor for Zoopla, and prior to that was Money Editor at MoneySuperMarket. Laura can be found tweeting at twitter.com/laurahoward77

Freelance Update - Nicole Vassell
Nicole Vassell, previously Entertainment and Features Director at Pride magazine, has now gone freelance. She is interested in all things entertainment (TV, film, books, theatre, music), talent/celebrity interviews and profiles, and shift work. Nicole can be reached at twitter.com/nicolevassell

Freelance Update - Tiffany Wallis
Tiffany Wallis, former Showbiz Reporter at the Mirror Online, is now freelance. She specialises in lifestyle, showbiz, fashion & beauty and real life. She can be found tweeting at twitter.com/tiffanywallisxo


International Media Moves

Valencia Plaza

Vicente Fuster Mortes is now Sports Editor at the Spanish online newspaper Valencia Plaza, where he was previously a Sports Reporter. Vicente can be found tweeting at twitter.com/fusta11.

La Vanguardia
Jordi Juan i Raja is now Managing Director of the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia. He was previously Deputy Director for the publication. Jordi succeeds Màrius Carol Pañella, who will take on another role within the publishing house Grupo Godó.

finder.com.au
Chris Jager is now the Senior Reviews Editor at the Australian comparison website finder.com.au. Prior to this, he was Editor at Lifehacker Australia. Chris can be found on Twitter twitter.com/JagerChris


Awards

2020 Medical Journalist Association Awards

The 2020 MJA Awards are now open for entry, with £750 and a trophy to be won in 17 categories. Plus the £1,000 prize for Outstanding Achievement — the best-of-the-best prize selected by our esteemed judging panel from the winners of all other categories. The closing date for entries is 13 March and the awards ceremony will take place on 18 June. More information can be found here

Private Eye Paul Foot Award 2020
The Private Eye Paul Foot Award for Investigative and Campaigning Journalism is now accepting entries. Set up in memory of revered journalist Paul Foot, who died in 2004, the award honours the UK’s most brilliant, talented and determined journalists working in the fields of investigative and campaigning journalism today. The deadline for entries is 1pm on Wednesday 1 April and entries must be submitted by post only. The winning entry will be awarded £5,000 in a ceremony in London on 3rd June 2020. More information is available here

National Press Awards 2019
The shortlist has been announced for the National Press Awards 2019. The Awards recognise reports, correspondents, commentators, columnists, cartoonists, designers, podcasts, photographers, scoops, investigations and campaigns across 42 categories. To view the shortlist, click here. Winners will be announced at a celebratory gala dinner at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London on Thursday 2 April 2020. More information can be found here


Events

Women In Media

The 5th annual Women In Media conference is from 7 - 8 March 2020 at the People's History Museum in Manchester. The series of workshops, panel discussions and Q&A's from inspirational women from across a huge range of fields, gives proceeds to Manchester Action on Street Health. Guests include Nicola Thorpe (Coronation Street), Cath Addis (BBC World News), Dorothy Byrne (Head of News and Current Affairs at Channel 4), Emma Goswell (Gaydio), Gilberte Roulstone (Sky News), among others. More information is available here

BSME Front Cover Event
The March BSME event will ask what makes a great front cover. Whether it's for a consumer or B2B magazine, whether it's free or stocked on the newsstand, the cover is still crucial. Hosted by Hattie Brett (GRAZIA), confirmed speakers so far include: Claire Hodgson, Editor-in-Chief at Cosmopolitan UK and Tim Scott, Art Director of Haymarket Business Media; they will discuss how they approach covers to make them both right for the readers, and generate talk-ability outside of the brand. Tuesday, 24 March – 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Shoreditch House, Ebor Street, E1 6AW. More information is available here

PR Coaching from a Lifestyle Journalist
Anya Meyerowitz, a freelance journalist inhouse as Freelance Digital Features and Campaigns Ed at Red, regular contributor to the Telegraph, Conde Nast Traveller, Refinery29, Time Out etc. and founder of The Publicity Project, is opening up PR coaching slots for March and April. She works with PRs to help them build better relationships with the press, create targeted campaigns and to provide feedback on upcoming campaigns or client pitches/press releases. Her sessions are over the phone or via Zoom, and she can create bespoke workshops for wider teams. Please email anya@thepublicityproject.co.uk for more details.

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