UK Media Moves: Monday 5 August

Daily Mirror
NME
PinkNews
Reach plc
Reuters
Student Beans
The Economist
Freelance Update – Leonie Cooper
Freelance Update – Elle Hunt
Freelance Update – Jessica Rapana
Freelance Update – Stefania Sarrubba
Journalist Update – James Wong
BSME Awards 2019
Journalists’ Charity Summer Reception

Daily Mirror
Martin Bagot
 has been promoted to Health and Science Editor at the Daily Mirror. Previously Health and Science Correspondent, he can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/martinbagot

NME
NME have launched a new fortnightly column about podcasts. Podcasts For The People features selections from writer Greg Cochrane, and recommendations from NME‘s community. Podcasters, brands and PRs can get in touch with Greg on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/gregcochrane

PinkNews
A year on from launching on Snapchat Discover (read more here), PinkNews has expanded and reorganised its content team:

Ellen Stewart has been promoted to become Content Director, reporting to Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Cohen.

Robert Greene has been promoted to become Snapchat Editor, reporting to Ellen.

Ryan Butcher joins PinkNews on 12 August in a new role, Web Editor. Ryan joins from The Independent, where he was editing the Indy100 website and was a former Deputy Editor at Gay Times magazine.

All news reporters and the Current Affairs Editor will report to Ryan, while Ryan reports to Ellen. Amy Ashenden (Video Editor) will report to Ellen. The rest of the team remains the same.

Reach plc
Matthew Porter
 is now Senior Social Media Editor across Reach plc’s nationals titles. He was previously working on Mirror Online. He can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/mattjp

Reuters
Chibuike Oguh
 has been appointed Private Equity Reporter at Reuters in New York. Previously a News Intern at Bloomberg LP, Chibuike can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/chukwubyke

Student Beans
Lewis Potton
 has been appointed as Editor at Student Beans. Prior to this, he was Global Social Editor at Jungle Creations. Lewis will cover entertainment, youth culture and education. He can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/lpotton

The Economist
Charlie McCann
 has been appointed South East Asia Correspondent at The Economist. Previously Deputy Digital Editor at 1843magazine, Charlie can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/charlie_mccann

Freelance Update – Leonie Cooper
Leonie Cooper
 has left her role as Editor of event discovery and ticketing platform DICE and is now freelance. The former NMEColumnist and Senior Staff Writer has written for The GuardianTime OutSTYLISTVICEDazedGRAZIACondé Nast Travellerand ELLE. She covers arts, culture, food, travel and style, and can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/leoniemaycooper

Freelance Update – Elle Hunt
Elle Hunt
 will be available for freelance commissions from September. She is currently Commissioning Editor, Features at The Guardian. She covers popular and digital culture, and issues affecting the millennial generation. She can be found tweeting atwww.twitter.com/elle_hunt and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/elle_hunt. Her website can be viewed at ellehunt.net

Freelance Update – Jessica Rapana
Jessica Rapana
 has recently relocated to London from Sydney, Australia. She is a Freelance Editor and Journalist. Most recently, Jessica was the Acting Editor of News Corp Australia’s health website bodyandsoul.com.au, and News Editor of women’s lifestyle website whimn.com.au. Prior to this, she wrote for The Australian and The Daily Telegraph newspapers. Jessica covers news, health and wellness, lifestyle, social culture, and is open for commissions. She can be found tweeting atwww.twitter.com/jessrapana

Freelance Update – Stefania Sarrubba
Stefania Sarrubba
 is available for freelance commissions on LGBTI news and pop culture. She was Prides and Festivals Editor atGay Star News and can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/freckledvixen and on Medium.

Journalist Update – James Wong
James Wong
, Travel Contributor to international editions of VOGUEELLEEsquire and GQ, will move to New York this month. He will be focusing on North American, as well as European travel commissions. His portfolio can be viewed at www.boxojames.comand he can be found on Instagram at www.instagram.com/boxojames

BSME Awards 2019
The deadline to enter the BSME Awards is 4pm today. Whether the title is print, online, an iPad edition or an app, consumer, business or branded content, enter to celebrate your brand’s successes. You can also nominate the editor you most admire for the 2019 BSME Editors’ Editor of the Year. Full details and downloadable entry forms can be found at www.bsme.com/awards. The winners will be announced at an Awards Dinner on Tuesday 19 November at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Hotel.

Journalists’ Charity Summer Reception
The Journalists’ Charity is having Summer reception to celebrate Scottish journalism: past, present and future. There will be a panel discussion and audience Q&A, followed by a drinks-and-canapes reception. It takes place on Thursday 22 August, at the Glenfiddich Suite, Scotsman Hotel, 20 North Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1TR. Book a free place here.

About Dejla Kadhim

Dejla is Cision’s Senior Alerts Editor.

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