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AFR bolsters team with new hires and promotions

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The Australian Financial Review has announced the expansion of the masthead’s coverage of companies, markets and property with new hires and promotions.  The masthead enhances the coverage of companies, markets and property under the leadership of deputy editor, business Kylar Loussikian and companies editor Vesna Poljak. Primrose Riordan will join the masthead as a companies reporter to focus on private companies and family offices after working for four years as South China Correspondent at the Financial Times in Hong Kong.  Riordan has previously been with the Australian as a foreign affairs and trade reporter for more than two years and a political reporter at The AFR for three years. She begins in July. Joining the AFR as a deputy companies editor in July will be Emily Day from The Age, where she is currently deputy opinion editor. Campbell Kwan has been appointed commercial property reporter. Kwan will work closely with property editor Nick Lenaghan and the team to expa

The Daily Aus and Nike partner to launch The Training Squad

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The Daily Aus and Nike Australia have joined hands to create The Training Squad, a new program to help young female and gender-diverse sports journalists to enter the profession, Mediaweek reports. The partnership aims to provide opportunities for the next generation of aspiring female sports journalists and support them to build a professional identity.  Abbey Wirth, narrative and communications lead at Nike Pacific said the team is looking forward to a “monumental decade” for women’s sport in the Pacific.  “Nike’s mission is to move sport forward and create opportunity for her everywhere you look. It’s not just about who is on the pitch, track or field, but who is reporting on it too. “We’re proud to partner with TDA to support the next generation of female and gender-diverse journalists at this pivotal moment,” Wirth said.  Sam Koslowski, co-founder of The Daily Aus said the program will prove to be successful when the future sporting moments have the alum

Thompson departs TechDay

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Journalist Zach Thompson (pictured) has left his position as News Editor at TechDay, leaving the specialist publisher room to hire Kaleah Salmon.  Thompson had been with the outlet since January 2022, wrapping up his tenure with eighteen months of experience, and is now looking for his next role.  “Truthfully, I'm unsure at this stage what my next position might look like - all I know is I'll be following my passions!” said Thompson.  Tech Day has since brought on Kaleah Salmon. Starting her position on the 15th of May, she brings the editorial team to seven total members. "We're excited to have Kaleah and her high energy levels join our team. This will enable us to continue to grow our weekly news coverage", said Sean Mitchell, Publisher, TechDay. Salmon heralding from Sydney, had previously wrote part-time for The Ministry of Sport, after graduating from UTS in 2021.  This follows last week's news of Tech Day promoting news editor Tom Raynel to the position of editoria

David Koch departs Sunrise after two decades

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Australia’s longest-serving breakfast host David “Kochie” Koch has announced that he will step down from Seven’s breakfast program Sunrise after 21 years at the helm.  In a long LinkedIn post, Kochie said that after over 5300 shows and 16,000 hours of live TV, it is time to work business hours and have a “bit of flexibility” to focus on his family business, Pinstripe Media.  “I have loved every single minute. And I'm incredibly proud of what we've achieved over the last 21 years,” he said.  I've been privileged to experience so many adventures, to meet so many incredible people and to cover so many moments of history in the making. It really is the world's best job. “What I'll miss most is working with the entire Sunrise team... especially Nat, Beretts and Dave Walters who have been with me for virtually the entire time on the show. I reckon I've spent more time with them than my family and it has been an utter joy. “I'll miss you the Sunrise viewers who ha

Williams steps down as CEO of GSLM

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CEO of Great Southern Land Media, John Williams has announced that he will step down from his role and General Sales Manager Simon Rub will take over the reins.  In a LinkedIn post, 92.7 MixFM and 91.9 SeaFM posted the departure of Williams as he reflected that it is the “perfect time” to begin his next adventure.  “There is still a lot more to achieve in the media and in the community. I’m also looking forward to working on some specific projects for GSL Media.  “My time with 92.7 MIX FM and 91.9 SEA FM have been some of the best times of my life and career. I am particularly proud of my team's role in raising over $1 million for local charities during the past 18 months. It’s also pretty good to have the No 1 & 2 stations in the market”. Williams recognises that his success is not his alone. "I am blessed to have such an amazing team of talented individuals around me," he said. Chair of GSLM, Rhys Holleran congratulated Williams for building a “great cultu

Lui Zacher hangs up his headphones

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Radio newsreader Lui Zacher has announced that he will depart his role at K Rock and Bay FM.  In a LinkedIn post, Zacher said he has learned a lot during his time at the Geelong Broadcasters and he will look back on his time in “high regard as a valuable period” of his professional life.  “After a whirlwind of two and a half years including dealing with COVID, two elections and a Big Ute (How good are utes?!), interviewing local politicians, the Prime Minister, Opposition Leader and the Premier, all while covering countless local stories, working weekends and shift work, it’s time to hang up the headphones,” he said.  “I would like to thank everyone at K Rock and Bay FM for the absolute ball I’ve had over the last two years and a half years and would especially like to thank Rob McLennan and former general manager Andy Mathers for giving me a go. “Along with Andy and Rob, I would like to acknowledge Rachel Patterson, who’s taken over as General Manager. She’

Jenkins takes the reins as Editor of frankie

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Shannon Jenkins has been promoted to the role of Editor of frankie magazine.  In her new role, Jenkins will lead the editorial team by curating ideas, writing, interviewing, sourcing content, and proofing the magazine.  Prior to this, Jenkins was the assistant editor and digital editor of the magazine for nearly two years.  Jenkins began her career as a political reporter at Uni Poll Watch and moved to Upstaff taking the role of staff writer and chief of staff.  She has also worked as a Journalist at Private Media for more than two years. shannon@frankiepress.com.au is the best email address to catch her on. 

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