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Absolute Radio Country
The Chronicle (Newcastle)
Closer / heat
Future plc
GalwayBeo
Gayming Magazine
Grimbsy Live
The Guardian
Hearst UK
Heart
HELLO!
ITV London
My Weekly
Notting Hill Media
The Sun
talkRADIO
Freelance Update - Sarah Riches

 

Absolute Radio Country
Ben Earle
, from British Country Duo The Shires, will be joining Absolute Radio Country to host a new Sunday morning show. Ben’s first show will be on Sunday 3 October from 9am to 12pm, where he will play his favourite country artists, as well as introducing listeners to some of his ‘ones to watch,’ providing a perfect soundtrack to Sunday mornings. Absolute Radio Country’s weekend line up already features country music aficionados Una Healy, Baylen Leonard, Matt Spracklen, Jennie Longdon, DJ Hish and The Nashville Show. The show will be produced by Ricky Marshall who recently joined the station as Programme Manager from BBC Radio 2.

The Chronicle (Newcastle)
Daniel Hall
has joined Chronicle Live as Rural Tourism Reporter, covering stories from rural areas in the North East of England, primarily covering Northumberland and County Durham. Daniel has been a freelance writer since 2018 and specialises in travel, tourism and culture. Contact him via email or find him on Twitter @halld39

Closer / heat
Georgina Terry
is back from maternity leave and has resumed her role as Group Managing Editor for Closer and heat online. She is once again interested in all things celeb, entertainment, wellbeing, food and drink and probably loads of other things as well. Reach George via email or find her on Twitter @georginaterry

Future plc
Aoife Hanna
has joined womanandhome.com as Junior New Editor and Caitlin Elliott has joined womanandhome.com and goodto.com as Junior New Editor, both reporting to Digital News Editor Lydia Swinscoe. Aoife and Caitlin would like to be updated with PR news regarding celebrity interview opportunities, expert advice and general lifestyle news. The rest of the team remain as follows:
Selina Maycock, Senior Writer for goodto.com.
Emma Shacklock, Senior Writer for womanandhome.com and goodto.com.
Rylee Johnston, US News Writer for womanandhome.com.
Danielle Valente, US News Writer for myimperfectlife.com.
Emma Dooney, News Writer for womanandhome.com.
Laura Harman, News Writer for womanandhome.com.
Kudzai Chibaduki, News Writer for goodto.com.
Naomi Jamieson, News Writer for myimperfectlife.com and goodto.com.
The team are interested in news across the lifestyle & celebrity sector including, fashion, beauty, royals, TV, books, health and wellbeing as well as exclusive interview opportunities.

GalwayBeo
Jessica Mercer
has moved to the GalwayBeo as a Reporter. Jess previously worked for the Reach title Gloucestershire Live and can be found on Twitter @jessrmerc

Gayming Magazine
Aimee Hart
has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of Gayming Magazine, an online title described as the home of queer culture. As well as video games they will be looking at comics, tabletop games, film, and TV, plus queer fandom, communities, esports, and mobile gaming. Aimee can be found on Twitter @AimemeRights

Grimsby Live
Elliott Jackson
has been appointed Grimsby Town Reporter for Grimsby Live. He is also a Football Writer for Yorkshire Live, a role he started in May. Contact Elliott via email or find him on Twitter @_ElliottJackson

The Guardian
Guardian has launched the first issue of its new 100-page magazine Saturday. Readers will find world-exclusive interviews, picture stories, book reviews, lifestyle features, style and gardens content with a sustainable focus, travel ideas - prioritising the best British destinations, as well as places reached by boat or train - and extensive cultural coverage, featuring the best in visual arts, music, podcasts, stage and film, and lots more. New voices include Gynelle Leon, Anita Bhagwandas and Sirin Kale. They’ll be joined by Coco Khan, Tim Dowling, Hadley Freeman, Simon Hattenstone, Sali Hughes, Jess Cartner-Morley and many more. 

Alongside Saturday, the Guardian will publish a new supplement - What’s On, which will include critics’ best picks of terrestrial TV, on-demand streaming and radio along with the latest from TV columnist Joel Golby. Reader-favourite Feast continues as a beautiful standalone magazine. Along with Saturday, the Guardian is also launching two email newsletters. Inside Saturday will provide an exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of one of the features in each week's issue of Saturday, as well as links to some of the editors’ favourite pieces from that week's magazine, all in one email. The Guide - a pop culture newsletter covering the best in film, TV and music - will continue the spirit of the print version of The Guide in a brand new format.

Hearst UK
Rachel Edwards
has been appointed Content Editor (Licensing) at Hearst UK, working on the licensing partnership portfolio across Country Living and House Beautiful. She was previously Marketing Manager at Skandium, and trend forecasting agency, Trendstop. Rachel is interested in receiving news across homes and gardens, including home decor, interior design, and product launches.

Heart
Kavita Masih
has been promoted to Senior Social Media Editor at Heart. Kavita is based in London and has been with the social media team since 2017. She can be found on Twitter @kaosprincess

HELLO!
Bridie Wilkins
has rejoined HELLO! Magazine, this time as a Senior Health and Fitness Writer. Bridie was Senior Online Weddings & Homes Writer for HELLO! up until April, when she was appointed Acting Health and Fitness Writer for Women’s Health.

ITV London
Courtney Carr
is now a full-time Production Journalist for ITV London. She can be reached via email or found on Twitter @CourtneyDCarr

My Weekly
Claire Gill
has been appointed as Content Producer for the DC Thomson title My Weekly after 14 months covering the Fiction Commissioning Editor role. She is looking for big name authors to interview live for events and a pre-recorded podcast and can be contacted via email. Claire is available for freelance work as well as hosting live author chats and literary festivals. Her Twitter handle is @clairegwrites

Notting Hill Media
MaritimeInformed.com has just launched as a news, analysis and information platform serving the maritime industry. The team is based in offices in London, Atlanta and Mumbai. Larry Anderson is Editor and Tony Saville is Editor-in-Chief.

The Sun
Following on from the transformation of The Sun's Travel team, Sophie Swietochowski (@sophieswietochowski) has started as Senior Travel Writer. This follows on from the team changes that saw Lisa Minot (@lisaminot) appointed Head of Travel with Caroline McGuire (@travelling_caroline) promoted to Travel Editor. Sophie will work alongside their other Senior Travel Writer, Kara Godfrey (@KaraWillow).

talkRADIO
Peter Cardwell
has joined talkRADIO as Political Editor, where he will also occasionally present programmes. Peter, whose career has spanned both government and broadcast journalism, can be found on Twitter @petercardwell


Freelance Update - Sarah Riches
Wanderlust’s Digital Editor Sarah Riches is now freelance. Sarah was previously Wanderlust’s Associate Editor and Deputy Editor of Time Out Abu Dhabi, Where London and Visit Britain’s official magazine London Planner. She has also freelanced for Conde Nast Traveller and Etihad Airways’ inflight title Atlas. Sarah is available for editing, writing, subbing, commissioning, copywriting and uploading shifts. Visit Sarah’s website, contact her on Twitter @healthy_holiday or via email.

 

 


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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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