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Bucks Radio
DAZED
Employee Benefits
Fabulous
GB News
Reach plc
Rhotic Media
The Sun
talkRADIO
Verdict
Victory Online
Freelance Update - James Abbott
Freelance Update - Karen Edwards
Freelance Update - Stephen Johnson
International Media Moves


Bucks Radio
Bucks Radio, a new station for Buckinghamshire, has now launched. The online service delivers local news, travel and events, champions local charities, supports local businesses and offers music through the decades. Find them at bucks.radio or on Twitter and Facebook.

DAZED
Karen Gray 
is now Managing Editor at Dazed Media. Karen, a Freelance Journalist and Creative Content Consultant, can be found on LinkedIn.

Employee Benefits
Kavitha Sivasubramaniam
has re-joined Employee Benefits magazine as Editor, covering for Debbie Lovewell-Tuck while she is on maternity leave. Kavitha was Editor of the title from 2018 to 2019, during which time it was acquired by DVV Media International. Find Kavitha on LinkedIn and Twitter @kavithasiva_EB

Fabulous
Tara Ledden
(@tara.ledden) and Siobhan O'Connor (@siobhanoconnor1) have joined Fabulous as Beauty Editor and Beauty & Lifestyle Writer respectively. They will both work across the magazine, website and social channels. Tara and Siobhan can be reached with information about new launches, celebrity collaborations and real-life stories.

GB News
GB News has announced the following appointments:

  • Sky News journalist Colin Brazier will host a daytime news, interview and debate programme.
  • Darren McCaffrey is joining from Euronews as Political Editor and a Presenter.
  • Tom Harwood, of the politics website Guido Fawkes, will be a Political Correspondent.
  • Gill Penlington has been appointed Senior Executive Producer. Gill has worked at NBC, the BBC, CNN and ITN.
  • Alex Farrell and Amanda Hall are joining as Executive Producers.
  • Michelle Dewberry will anchor a new prime time show five nights a week.

Reach plc
Teesside Live Reporter Katie Anderson is now reporting on Hartlepool for a new dedicated section on the Teesside Live website. Katie can be found on Twitter @kateanderso_n

Rhotic Media
Mark Battersby
is joining Rhotic Media as a financial journalist on 1 March 2021. Mark will work for clients within the Retail Finance team, covering news and features in asset management, retail trading, retail and commercial banking and regulation. He will report to Jenny Turton. Mark was previously head of content research and development at Last Word Media, editor of International Adviser and a deputy editor with FT Business prior to that.

The Sun
Adam Storer
has been promoted to Senior SEO Editor at The Sun. Adam started working on the SEO and News desks in the sports departments as a freelancer in 2018, before becoming a full-time SEO Editor last year. He can be found on Twitter @adamstorer93

talkRADIO
Ricky Freelove
is now a Content Editor at talkRADIO, where he has worked since 2016 as a Producer. Ricky can be found on Twitter @RickyJFreelove

Verdict
Eric Johansson
has been appointed Tech Editor at Verdict magazine in London, effective next week. He is currently Editor at RegTech Analyst and a Senior Reporter at FinTech Global. Eric can be found tweeting at @EricJohanssonLJ or on LinkedIn.

Victory Online
Victory Online has now launched as a digital radio station for Portsmouth and is streaming via the usual platforms, including smart speakers and TuneIn. The station is not connected with any previous station in the city using the name.

 

Freelance Update - James Abbott
Freelance photographer and photography journalist James Abbott’s first book, The Digital Darkroom: The Definitive Guide to Photo Editing is now available for pre-order and will be released worldwide on 1 April 2021. Easy to follow, accessible for readers of all levels of knowledge, and laid out in a format that lets you develop your skills through clear and inspiring tutorials, The Digital Darkroom is the definitive guide to post-processing for users of Adobe Photoshop and Affinity Photo. For more information, you can reach James via email or find him on Twitter @jamesaphoto

Freelance Update - Karen Edwards
Freelance contributing editor and writer, Karen Edwards, is available for commissions, short-term contracts and shifts. With over 15 years of experience writing for national and international titles, her most recent features have been published in British Airways High Life, Breathe, Grazia, Daily Mirror and Telegraph Travel. Karen writes extensively about travel, particularly sustainable and responsible tourism, conservation, culture and remote destinations - alongside well-being and health. Her background is in music, entertainment and showbiz writing. Karen can be found on Instagram @KarenNEdwards_writer and on Twitter @KarenNEdwards.

Freelance Update - Stephen Johnson
Technology journalist and writer Stephen Johnson is available for freelancing opportunities. He has written for a wide range of sectors for more than a decade, including aerospace, automotive, aviation, distribution, engineering, IT systems, manufacturing and transport. In recent years Steve has predominantly covered aviation and associated tech. He is also open to one-off or regular feature commissions covering UK, European or word-wide subjects. Steve can be reached via phone and email.



International Media Moves

Il Bello del Web 
The Italian journalist Damiano Crognali has now launched the technology and digital innovation podcast Il Bello del Web. Episodes are released every Wednesday, and can be found here.

WAtoday.com.au
Hamish Hastie 
is now a Politics Reporter for the Western Australia news website WAtoday.com.au. Previously Business and General News Reporter, he can be reached via email or found on Twitter @hamishhastie

Who
Shari Nementzik
 has been promoted to Editor of Who magazine at Are Media. She was formerly the Deputy Editor of Who and Editor of OK! Australia. Shari has previously worked at Yours, NW, Woman’s Day and Cosmopolitan Australia.

 

 


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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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