UK Media Moves: Tuesday 17 September


UK Media Moves including Daily Mail, Evening Standard, Financial Times, Good Housekeeping, Sky News, Standpoint, The Guardian, Tortoise and much more!

BEE
Daily Mail
Evening Standard
Eye to Eye Media
Financial Times
FRANCE
Good Housekeeping
IBS Intelligence
Lancashire Post
Liverpool Echo
Sky News
Specialist Finance Directory
Standpoint
The Guardian
Tortoise
Freelance Update - Lara Berry
Freelance Update - Matilda Bourne
Freelance Update - Louise Burke
Freelance Update - Michelle Davies
Freelance Update - Julia Glotz
Freelance Update - Emma Reinhold
Featured Jobs
BSME Awards 2019
Mind Media Awards 2019
Steve Hewlett Memorial Lecture 2019
Lessons from a journalist: How to secure media coverage
The Ultimate PR & Comms Training Day
Women in Journalism

BEE
BEE has now launched. Founded by Kerri Stolerman, it promotes a luxury conscious way of living, targeting mainly millennials with disposable income and who want to lead a stylish and luxurious life in a sustainable manner. The topics will include fashion, beauty, lifestyle, food, events and travel. The site can be viewed at www.wearebee.co.uk

Daily Mail
Tom Payne is now Transport Correspondent at the Daily Mail. Previously Investigations Reporter and South West/South Wales Reporter, he can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/tomeppayne

Evening Standard
Henry Tobias Jones is now Features Director at the Evening Standard’s ES Magazine. He was previously Editor at Dyson on: magazine. He can be found on Instagram at www.instagram.com/henrytojones

Eye to Eye Media
Rebecca Brett, Digital Editor at delicious. and Healthy Food Guide, has now gone on leave with Fiona Logan covering. Previously Assistant Digital Editor, she will be stepping up to her role as Acting Digital Editor. Fiona welcomes food-related content ideas, new products, interviews, travel and trends.

Financial Times
George Hammond, a Trainee Reporter at the Financial Times, is now on a six month assignment in Hong Kong, covering finance. Previously a Trainee Reporter covering property in London, he can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/georgenhammond

FRANCE
Janet Brice has been appointed Assistant Editor at FRANCE magazine. She was previously Editor at Jumeirah magazine in Dubai.

Good Housekeeping
Georgie D'Arcy has been appointed Cookery Assistant and Grace Evans has been appointed Digital Cookery Writer at Good Housekeeping.

IBS Intelligence
Sunniva Kolostyak has been appointed Fintech Reporter at IBS Intelligence. Sunniva was previously Reporter at European Pensions and Pensions Age. She can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/sunnivakatalin

Lancashire Post
Laura Longworth has been appointed as Facebook Community Reporter at Lancashire Post. She was previously Editorial Assistant at Clitheroe Advertiser & Times and Burnley Express. Laura will mainly cover South Ribble, Bamber Bridge and Lostock Hall. She can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/longworth_laura

Liverpool Echo
Olivia Tobin has been appointed Senior Reporter at the Liverpool Echo. Prior to this, she was a Reporter at the Evening Standard. Olivia can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/oliviat_93

Sky News
Ben Sutcliffe is now Assistant Editor on the All Out Politics show at Sky News. He was previously the Assistant Editor on the Sophy Ridge Show. Ben can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/skynewsben

Specialist Finance Directory
Specialist Finance Directory website has now launched. It is published by Clara Media. Tony Sanchez is the Founder. The team can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/specialistfina1 and the website can be viewed at specialistfinancedirectory.co.uk

Standpoint
Standpoint, the London-based monthly political and cultural magazine, has made the following editorial changes:

Edward Lucas has been appointed Editor. He remains a Columnist at The Times and was previously a Writer at The Economist.

Francis Harris has been appointed Deputy Editor. He is a former Washington and Central Europe Correspondent at The Daily Telegraph.

Boadicea Meath Baker remains Production Editor.

The Guardian
Katherine Butler is now Associate Editor, Europe at The Guardian. Previously Head of Opinion, she can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/butlerkatherine

Tortoise
Basia Cummings has now started as Editor at Tortoise. She commissions news, features and investigations. Previously News Editor at HuffPost, she can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/basialcummings and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/basialcummings

Freelance Update - Lara Berry
Lara Berry will be leaving her role as Executive Editor at Your Home magazine to go freelance from 1 October. She will be available for copywriting, creative content, styling, craft projects and proof-reading. Lara specialises in interiors, but is open to working in other areas, including weddings, kids, travel and lifestyle. She welcomes press releases, show invites and collaborations. Her website can be viewed at www.laraberry.co.uk and she can be found on Instagram at www.instagram.com/loveyourhomelifeuk

Freelance Update - Matilda Bourne
Matilda Bourne will be leaving the Your Home magazine editorial team to go freelance in food and lifestyle content producing. She is available for recipe development, food styling, food photography, copywriting and lifestyle features. Her website can be viewed at www.matildabourne.co.uk

Freelance Update - Louise Burke
Freelance Journalist and Editor Louise Burke is available for senior desk cover and commissions on women’s and lifestyle titles (print and online). Louise has extensive writing experience in news and features spanning the last 20 years across various titles (in the UK, Australia and USA) and worked as an Editor in the last nine years. After a two year sabbatical, Louise is available for writing, editing, idea development and also assisting on brand extension projects.

Freelance Update - Michelle Davies
Freelance Writer and Editor Michelle Davies is available for commissions. Specialising in wellbeing, health and work trends and relationships, her work has appeared in StellaPlanet MindfulYOUSTYLIST and The Daily Telegraph. She is a former Editor-at-Large at GRAZIA and has spent the past eight years authoring Marie Claire’s monthly Life Story profile, featuring iconic women in the public eye, and has also produced content for Guardian Labs and The River Group. She welcomes press releases and survey results on all lifestyle issues except fashion and beauty. She can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/m_davieswrites

Freelance Update - Julia Glotz
Julia Glotz has now gone freelance. Julia is stepping down after nine years at The Grocer, most recently as Managing Editor. She will continue writing about food and drink, as well as offering training and consulting services.

Freelance Update - Emma Reinhold
Emma Reinhold, previously Acting Editor at Cosmetics Business and Pure Beauty, is now available for freelance beauty and lifestyle commissions, following Lucy Tandon Copp's return from leave. Emma will continue to freelance for Cosmetics Business and is also available for features, copy writing, content creation and social media strategy.

Featured Jobs

Building, BD & Housing Today, Chief Sub-Editor
Assemble Media Group is looking for a Chief Sub-Editor to join the Building, BD and Housing Today team. Find out more here.

MCN, Sports Reporter
MCN is looking for a Sports Reporter to join the team. Find out more here.

FDF, Senior Corporate Affairs Executive
The Food and Drink Federation is looking for a Senior Corporate Affairs Executive to join the team. Find out more here.

Maven Communications, PR Senior Account Manager
Maven Communications is looking for a PR Senior Account Manager to join the team. Find out more here.

Awards

BSME Awards 2019

The BSME has announced the nominees for this year’s prestigious Editors’ Editor of the Year Award. They can be viewed here. Members of the BSME will now vote to decide the shortlist. The shortlists for other categories will be announced in due course. The winners will be announced at an Awards Dinner on Tuesday 19 November at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane.

Mind Media Awards 2019
The shortlist has been announced for the Mind Media Awards 2019. The awards cover honest, accurate and sensitive portrayals of mental health in the media over the last 12 months. The categories are Digital Champion, Documentary, Drama, Entertainment, Journalist, News and Current Affairs, Podcast, Publication, Radio, Soaps or Continual Series and Student Journalist. The shortlist can be viewed here. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 13 November.

Events

Steve Hewlett Memorial Lecture 2019

Mark Thompson, President and CEO of The New York Times Company, and former Director General of the BBC, will deliver this year's Steve Hewlett Memorial Lecture.

The net proceeds from the event will go to the Steve Hewlett Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance to journalism and TV production students from low-income backgrounds. BBC Studios will sponsor the post-lecture drinks reception.

It takes place on Tuesday 24 September, at 6pm for a 6.30pm start, at The University of Westminster, 4-12 Little Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7BY. Book tickets here.

Lessons from a journalist: How to secure media coverage
Freelance journalist Suzanne Bearne, who writes for national titles including The Guardian, The Observer and the BBC and runs The Guardian's PR and Marketing Masterclass, is running a workshop in Edinburgh this month, as well as her regular webinars which can be watched from the comfort of your own home.

Delving into her 12 years' experience as a journalist across trade, national and consumer titles, Suzanne will offer guidance on working with the press, the creative and fun ways to be featured in the media, how to pitch a journalist, what to include in a press release, how to take advantage of digital platforms, and provide tips on building relationships with both in-house and freelance journalists.

The next workshop takes place in Edinburgh on 25 September – click here for more information. Suzanne also hosts webinars and can be reached at susiebearne@hotmail.com for more information.

The Ultimate PR & Comms Training Day
Why PRs and Comms professionals should attend this course
In this fast-paced digital world, PRs and comms teams need to work harder than ever to get their stories and messages into the media. Skills such as storytelling, building relationships and knowing just what journalists are looking for across digital and print platforms are as important as confident pitching and writing powerful press releases.
Run by experienced national journalists and PRs Karen Attwood (ex-The i, Independent on Sunday, PA) and Becky Howard, (ex-Stylist Live, former Good Housekeeping Celebrity Editor) of Nine Media Training (www.ninemediatraining.com), this course has been specially curated to deliver fantastic, insider content that will leave PRs of all levels motivated, energised and bursting with new ideas. Karen and Becky have considerable experience working on both sides of the journalism/PR divide, so can offer unparalleled insider teachings on what really works.
What does the training cover?
Journalist Secrets reveals the inner workings of journalists and how they choose what they cover and why. It covers the day in the life of a journalist, how stories make it into the press and the hidden routes to getting coverage.
How to Build a Powerful Network teaches how to develop those all-important relationships with journalists the right way, and demonstrates why an effective personal contacts list is at the heart of great PR.
Press Release Bootcamp covers the essential tools to craft great releases, find the hidden news stories to make journalists take notice and practical tips on sending out your message to avoid the dreaded delete button.
Pitch Perfect shows how to target journalists the right way. This session reveals the tips and tricks to get journalists listening to your phone call and replying to your email, including how to tailor your approach and what to NEVER say.
Twitter Hacks reveals just how Twitter has changed the way journalists work – and how you can use this for you and your clients.
What will you learn?
By the end of the day you will be confident in approaching journalists, be able to find the hidden news stories for your clients, understand the importance of tailoring your approach and how to do it, craft 'journalist ready' press releases, know the inner workings of what makes print and digital media tick - and feel refreshed and refocused on your job.
Who is it suitable for?
The training is suitable for PRs and Communications professionals of all levels and sectors. It has been specifically curated with content, advice and guidance to be useful to everyone in the sector. The next session takes place on Thursday 26 September at the Citizen M Hotel, Bankside, London. Click here to book a place.

Women in Journalism
Women in Journalism have announced the following events:

Bobbi Brown and John Lewis & Partners – Thursday 26 September
How to look Professional and Polished in 15 minutes! A make-up masterclass featuring a Bobbi Brown Pro Artist. Prosecco, refreshments, personalised foundation matching + samples, goodie bags at the Bobbi Brown counter at John Lewis & Partners, Oxford Street, London. It takes place at 6:30pm-9pm. Prepaid tickets are £30 (redeemable against Bobbi Brown products). To book your place and purchase your ticket(s), call the counter on 020 3073 0647 by 23 September.

In Conversation with Cathy Newman – Thursday 10 October
Cathy Newman is the first woman to be a main presenter on Channel 4 News. She spent over a decade in Fleet Street, latterly with the Financial Times. Since joining Channel 4 News in 2006, she has broadcast a string of investigations and scoops, including harassment allegations against the Liberal Democrat peer Lord Rennard. She also writes about politics for the Telegraph, while her book “Bloody Brilliant Women: Pioneers, Revolutionaries and Geniuses Your History Teacher Forgot to Mention” was published in 2018.

It will be chaired by Eleanor Mills, WIJ chair, editorial director of the Sunday Times and editor of the Sunday Times Magazine. It takes place at the University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2UW. Doors open at 6.30pm, for a 7pm start, followed by drinks at 9pm. Book tickets here.

Women in the News: What more can be done? – Thursday 28 October
In 2019, there are far fewer women than men being quoted and featured in the news media. It is crucial for newsrooms to give their audiences a more representative view of society and draw upon diverse voices to tell stories. Join Women in Journalism and Bloomberg for an evening discussion looking at how newsrooms are taking action to increase the representation of women and diverse sources, what still needs to be done, and why it matters.

It takes place at the Bloomberg European Headquarters. Doors open at 5.30pm for a 6.15pm start, followed by drinks and networking until 8.30pm. Find out more about the panelists and book a place here.

Pale, Male & Posh: How to make our Newsroom more Diverse – Tuesday 19 November
Join WIJ and the Journalists’ Charity discuss this topic. It takes place at the Reach plc offices in One Canada Square, London. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Find out more about the panel here.

WIJ Christmas Party – Monday 9 December
Jingle all the way down to News UK’s offices for the Christmas party! It takes place at 7-9pm.

Journalists’ Carols – Monday 16 December
Everyone is welcome to gather at St. Brides Church for an evening of carols and Christmas treats all in aid of the Journalists’ Charity. Doors open at 6pm.

About Dejla Kadhim

Dejla is Cision’s Senior Alerts Editor.

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