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Adweek
BBC 6 Music
Closer
CoinDesk
COVER
Mirror Online
The Drum
Evening Standard
Future Plc
Luxury Lifestyle Magazine
National Club Golfer
The National Wales
Northants Live
PinkNews
Vitality
VOGUE
woman&home
Freelance Update - Jacqui Faiman
International Media Moves


Adweek
Stephen Lepitak
, former Editor of The Drum, has been appointed UK Bureau Chief for Adweek. Stephen, who begins his new role in April, is also host of The Editor’s Inbox, a podcast in which editors are interviewed about how they see the role. He can be found tweeting at @stephenlepitak or on LinkedIn.

BBC 6 Music
Travel journalist Rob Crossan has joined BBC 6Musicto present a new show on Sunday afternoons (1pm-2pm). Called The Happiness Map, the show features musicians talking about their favourite places on earth and playing hand-picked tunes from each destination. The first episode aired at the weekend and featured Elvis Costello talking about New Orleans. In upcoming episodes, Rob will speak to Emmy the Great about Hong Kong, and Disclosure about Bali. The show is also available on the BBC Sounds app.

Closer
Eden-Olivia Lord
has been appointed Acting Deputy Digital Editor for Closer. Eden will work across both heat and Closer writing celebrity, entertainment, beauty and fashion content. 

CoinDesk
Jamie Crawley
is now a News Reporter for CoinDesk, joining them from Finextra. Jamie, who is based in London, will be covering crypto and digital currency as well as blockchain technology. He can be found on Twitter @JamieCrawleyCD

COVER
John Brazier
has been appointed Editor of COVER magazine, the health insurance and protection market publication. John was previously Editor of The TRADE and Deputy Editor of WatersTechnology. Find him on LinkedIn or Twitter @brazier_john

Mirror Online
Kirsty McCormack
has joined the Mirror Online as a Senior TV Reporter, where she will be covering TV, showbiz and entertainment. Kirsty, who wants to hear from PRs with a wide variety of clients in the TV world, has previously worked for Express.co.uk, The Sun Online and Daily Star Online. Contact her via email or find her on Twitter @kirstymccormack

The Drum
Imogen Watson
has been appointed as a Senior Reporter (Creative) at The Drum. Imogen has held various roles at the title since joining in 2018, most recently as a Creative Reporter. She can be found on Twitter @flaming_meaux

Evening Standard
Jack Lefley
has been promoted to Deputy Editor (News). Jack has been at the Evening Standard for 14 years and worked in many capacities across the operation, most recently as Executive Editor and Head of News where he has led an agenda-setting news team. He will continue to oversee news on all platforms while stepping up to take on a broader range of editing and management responsibilities.
Neil Hunter has been promoted to Associate Editor (Digital Operations). Neil has been instrumental in the company’s pivot to digital first working, delivering a new CMS and retraining the entire team to work across platforms. He will continue to evolve their digital offering, introducing a range of innovations to help the business operate more effectively, and retains responsibility for the team’s digital training requirements.

Future Plc
Hebe Hatton
has been appointed Digital Editor (Homes) at Future Plc. Hebe, who previously worked on Real Homes as a Staff Writer, can be reached via email. She can also be found on LinkedIn and Instagram @hebehatton

Luxury Lifestyle Magazine
Lisa Curtiss
has been appointed Beauty & Style Editor for Luxury Lifestyle Magazine. Lisa is the creator and publisher of The Successful Founder, Female Founders Guide and the soon to be launched titles Luxury Lifestyler and TravAmour. She remains Beauty & Wellbeing Editor for Kensington & Chelsea Review, as well as Motors Editor and Lifestyle/Travel Writer for all titles. Lisa can be found on her new Instagram @luxurylifestyleeditor and also @ljsee on Clubhouse and Twitter.

National Club Golfer
Alex Perry
has taken over as Editor of National Club Golfer from Dan Murphy, who was in the post for 15 years and moves into a role concentrating on the business’s wider interests. Alex was previously digital editor for NationalClubGolfer.com and will now assume control of all content production across print and digital. He can be found on Twitter as @AlexPerryNCG. Publisher Christian Maiden can be contacted for commercial purposes.

The National Wales
Newsquest will launch The National Wales, a digitally-based media service, on 1 March. The title is intended to be politically neutral and will launch with a special newspaper edition. The team can be found on Twitter (@nationalwales), Facebook and Instagram @thenationalwales

Northants Live
Will Jefford
is now a Content Editor and Reporter with Northants Live. Will, previously a Senior Reporter covering Mid Suffolk at Archant, can be found on Twitter @willjefford

PinkNews
Stephan Kyriacou
has been promoted from Production and Editorial Assistant to Junior Producer at PinkNews. Stephan will work across their social media channels and website, as well as producing and presenting PinkNews videos. He can be found on Twitter @queermurphys
Ed Nightingale has now joined PinkNews as a Gaming Reporter and is on the lookout for LGBTQ+ stories and games. He can be found on Twitter @ed_nights
Shakeena Johnson has joined them as a Gaming Reporter and Producer and will be writing about gaming news as well as developing an editorial and production strategy for Snapchat shows. Reach Shakeena via email or find her on Twitter @iamshakeena

Vitality
COVER Editor Adam Saville will be joining Vitality in March in the newly created role of Intermediary Content Editor. Adam will lead the strategy and creation of intermediary content across Vitality's core UK businesses: Health, Life and Invest. He can be found tweeting at @adsaville_cover

VOGUE
Cai Lunn
has been appointed Photographic Director at British Vogue. Cai has held various roles at the title since 2016, most recently as Senior Photo Editor. She can be found on Instagram @cailunn

woman&home
Ciara McGinley
has joined woman&home as Digital Health Channel Editor, covering health and wellbeing. Ciara, previously Acting Senior Digital Writer at Good Housekeeping, can now be reached on her Future Plc email address. Her Twitter handle is @ciaramcginley_


Freelance Update - Jacqui Faiman
Jacqui Faiman
, previously Commercial Movies Video Producer Editor at MTV, is available for both freelance and permanent opportunities in video production, editing digital content and covering entertainment junkets. At MTV she produced high-performing daily video and news pieces across all social platforms, as well as writing, producing, and editing a linear weekly TV bulletin for MTV International. Jacqui has six years’ experience as a front-of-camera journalist, globally pitching game concepts to publicists and studios. She is well-versed in all aspects of production: from organising and managing shoots, to filming on the ground at tentpole events, to filming with in-house studio cameras and casting and directing voiceover artists, negotiating their fees and prepping legal contracts. View Jacqui's editing and presenting showreels.



International Media Moves

Il Dubbio 
Davide Varì 
is now Managing Director of the Italian national daily newspaper Il Dubbio. He replaces Carlo Fusi, who has left the publication to pursue other interests.

Libero Quotidiano
The Italian national daily newspaper Libero Quotidiano has now launched the online TV channel LiberoTv. Initially run by the paper’s editorial team, LiberoTv will offer video columns, breaking news and more in-depth reporting. 

La Stampa
The Italian newspaper La Stampa has now relaunched the weekly supplement Specchio. Initially launched in 1996 and ceased in 2009, the magazine is available on Sundays with a surcharge of €0.50. La Stampa’s Managing Editor Massimo Giannini is responsible for Specchio, which offers more in-depth analysis of politics, social issues, civil rights and gender issues.

 


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About Natalie Beale

Natalie is Cision’s Senior Alerts Editor.

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