UK Media Moves: Friday 9 August

UK Media Moves including Drapers, Financial Times, MATCHESFASHION.COM, Reuters, The Economist, The Sun, Wallpaper* and more. Plus, several awards and events to check out!

Archant
Build It
DJ Mag UK
Drapers
Financial Times
Financial Times
FinTech Futures
MATCHESFASHION.COM
Oxford Mail / The Oxford Times
Reuters
RTÉ
TechRadar
The Economist
The Sun
TRBusiness
Wallpaper*
Freelance Update – Eleanor Aldridge
Freelance Update – Caroline Brien
Freelance Update – Rachael Healy
Freelance Update – Francine Jordan
Freelance Update – Rachel Pugh
Freelance Update – Peter Shaw-Smith
Journalist Update – Holly Fraser
Journalist Update – Helen Gent
Journalist Update – Nadia Mendoza
Cision – Fashion Week SS20
FPA Media Awards 2019
Garden Media Guild Awards 2019
How To Nail Your Instagram Strategy
Journalists’ Charity Summer Reception
Lessons from a journalist: How to secure media coverage
The Ultimate PR & Comms Training Day
Social Shout Out

Archant
Casey Cooper-Fiske has joined the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News as a Journalist with a focus on music and sport. He was previously a Journalist at Mulberry Publications. Casey can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/casey_cf

Build It
Anamika Talwaria has been appointed Editorial Assistant at Build It. Prior to this, she was a Customer Account Manager at Spitfire Network Services. Anamika will cover regular news, product features and projects. She can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/namitalwarrior

DJ Mag UK
Lauren Martin has been appointed Features Editor at DJ Mag UK. Lauren previously worked at the Red Bull Music Academy. She can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/codeinedrums

Drapers
Kirsty McGregor has been appointed Editor of Drapers. Currently Deputy Editor, she first joined Drapers in 2014 as Deputy News Editor. Kirsty will take up the Editor role on 19 August, replacing Keely Stocker, who is leaving to join retailer Fat Face. Keely has been at Drapers since 2005. The team can be found on social media at www.twitter.com/draperswww.facebook.com/drapersonlinewww.instagram.com/drapersonline and www.linkedin.com/company/drapers-magazine

Financial Times
Martin Arnold is now Frankfurt Bureau Chief at the Financial Times and will be covering the ECB and the eurozone economy. He was previously Deputy Companies Editor in London. Martin can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/mamdorsky

Claire Jones, previously Frankfurt Bureau Chief, is now an Alphaville Reporter covering global economics. She continues to be based in Frankfurt and can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/senoj_erialc

Financial Times
Daniel Dombey is now Madrid Correspondent at the Financial Times. Previously Brexit Editor in London, he can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/danieldombey

FinTech Futures
Ruby Hinchliffe is now a Reporter at FinTech Futures. She can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/rubyhinchliffe

MATCHESFASHION.COM
Helen Wigham has been promoted to Social Media Manager at MATCHESFASHION.COM. She was previously Women’s Social Media Editor.

Oxford Mail / The Oxford Times
Harrison Jones has been appointed Environment Reporter at Oxford Mail and The Oxford Times. He still covers North Oxford, Wantage and Wallingford. He can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/harrisonjones7and www.twitter.com/oxmailharrisonj

Reuters
The following regional and global appointments have been announced on the Reuters editorial team:

Paritosh Bansal has been appointed Finance and Markets Editor. Paritosh has been working as Managing Editor for News in the Americas over the past 18 months.

Mark Bendeich, previously Southern Europe Bureau Chief, overseeing Italy, Spain, Greece and Portugal, is now Europe News Editor.

Kieran Murray has been been promoted from Washington Bureau Chief to U.S./Canada News Editor.

Simon Webb is now Commodities and Energy Editor. Simon was Global Trade Editor for Reuters over the past year.

Further information on the appointments can be viewed here.

RTÉ
Sean Whelan has been appointed London Correspondent at RTÉ, covering British society and politics. Previously Economics Correspondent, he can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/seanwhelanrte

TechRadar
The following changes have been announced at TechRadar:

James Peckham is the new Mobile Editor. Previously Wearables Editor, he can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/jamesrwp

Gerald Lynch is now Senior Editor: Homes & Lifestyle. Previously Home Technology Editor, he can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/geegeemidnight

John McCann is now Deputy Editor. Previously Senior Editor and Phones and Licensing Lead, he can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/jjmccann

Gareth Beavis is now Global Editor-in-Chief. Previously UK Editor-in-Chief, he can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/superbeav

The TechRadar team can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/techradar and on facebook at www.facebook.com/techradar

The Economist
Gady Epstein has been appointed China Affairs Editor at The Economist. Previously Media Editor, he can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/gadyepstein

The Sun
Toby Gannon has been appointed Assistant Digital Sport Editor at The Sun. He was previously Digital Sports Reporter. He can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/tobygannon1

TRBusiness
TRBusiness has launched the TR Sustainability Forum (TRSF) in its magazine and online. The initiative will be a regular feature and is designed to be an ideas hub for discussing practical steps to increase awareness of sustainability within the global travel retail and duty free industry. Anybody is invited to join and contribute; further information can be found here, with additional details to announced soon.

Wallpaper*
The following changes have been announced at Wallpaper*:

Tilly Macalister-Smith has joined as Digital Director. Tilly has extensive experience in luxury editorial, digital brand strategy and e-commerce, including roles at Vogue, DVF, Tiffany and Matches, as well as writing for Wallpaper*FT and The Independent.

Elly Parsons is promoted to Digital Editor. Previously Deputy Digital Editor, Elly will continue to produce stories for wallpaper.com.

Fiona Mahon has joined as Head of Social Media. Fiona has over 10 years social media experience across arts, fashion, culture, luxury, broadcast and publishing, including the BBC, Channel 4, The Design Council and Hunger magazine.

Freelance Update – Eleanor Aldridge
Eleanor Aldridge, previously Content & Social Editor at Eurostar, is now freelance and available for writing, editing and consultancy work. Based in Paris and specialising in food, wine and travel, she has worked with Rough GuidesTime OutThe Telegraph, AFAR and loveFOOD, and just written her first book, Paris: A Curious Traveler’s Guide (Countryman Press; October 19). Her website can be viewed at eleanoraldridge.com

Freelance Update – Caroline Brien
Award-winning journalist and author Caroline Brien has now finished her Senior Beauty Editor role (job-sharing across RedGood Housekeeping and Prima) to return to freelancing full time. Formerly Beauty Features Director at marie claire, Caroline has written for newsprint titles including Evening StandardFinancial Times WeekendThe Times Raconteur and The Sunday Telegraph‘s Stella, as well as magazines from ELLE and GRAZIA to PSYCHOLOGIES and Women’s Health, plus stylist.co.uk and the Standard’s ES Best online section. She is also currently Contributing Editor for Paris-based trend forecasters Beautystreams, running their bi-annual Runway section (covering beauty, grooming and fashion across RTW and Men’s Collections), as well as working on long-term forecasting and bespoke projects. Caroline is available for freelance beauty and wellbeing commissions, copywriting, plus commercial collaboration and consultancy. She can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/carolinebrien

Freelance Update – Rachael Healy
Freelance Journalist Rachael Healy will be in Edinburgh from 11-16 August covering comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Rachael is available for editorial commissions, including interviews with acts, reviews and news. Links to her work can be found at www.rachaelhealy.co.uk.

Freelance Update – Francine Jordan
After three years as a Broadcast Journalist at Entertainment NewsFrancine Jordan will be leaving to go freelance. The former BBC reporter and newsreader has experience in television, radio and print and covers everything from popular culture and current affairs to music and showbiz. From September, she will be available for work and can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/francinejordanh and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/ohthatsamazing

Freelance Update – Rachel Pugh
Award-winning health and medical writer Rachel Pugh is available for commissions on health, medicine, med tech for both mainstream and specialist publications. Rachel is also available for consultancy, editing and proof reading work. She is particularly interested in digital health, innovation in healthcare and the links between health and deprivation. She is also very interested in the way that music and the arts can influence health. Rachel writes for The GuardianThe IndependentThe Telegraph, the TES, Aptus and other medical health platforms, as well as providing health consultancy work and international conference coverage. She can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/rachelpugh2. She is not to be confused with Rachel Ellen Pugh, who currently writes for the Manchester Evening News.

Freelance Update – Peter Shaw-Smith
Dubai, UAE-based Freelance Journalist and Writer Peter Shaw-Smith will be in London on 16-20 August for meetings with prospective editors seeking new insights on the Middle East, especially in finance, aviation, and shipping. He has been an international journalist for almost 30 years, over 20 of them in the Middle East, and his work has been published in The Wall Street JournalBarron’s, the Financial TimesThe Times, the Middle East Economic DigestAviation International News and Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence, covering finance, economics, regulation, investment, infrastructure and projects, aviation, shipping and oil and gas.

Journalist Update – Holly Fraser
Holly Fraser has now started her new role of Director of Content / Editor-in-Chief at WeTransfer and WePresent. She can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/hollymercedes

Journalist Update – Helen Gent
Helen Gent has rebranded from Helen Gent Media and is now Executive Trumpet Blower at Trumpet Media. Her new website is www.trumpetmedia.co.uk. Helen is available for commercial copywriting projects for businesses that want to blow their own trumpet and get more visible. She also continues to take on freelance editorial commissions. Helen can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/trumpetmedia_uk

Journalist Update – Nadia Mendoza
Nadia Mendoza, former Head of Showbiz at Daily Star Online and co-founder of The Self-Esteem Team, has launched a new lifestyle and mental health brand Grace + Nadz. The team is keen to hear about lifestyle, beauty, fashion, health and wellness, events, product reviews, and podcasts. The website can be viewed at www.graceandnadz.com and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/graceandnadz.

Cision – Fashion Week SS20

September sees the cream of the fashion world convene in New York, London, Milan and Paris in search of next year’s top trends. Cision has put together a list of the key contacts covering these significant industry events. Journalists listed are happy to receive relevant information direct from PRs, but caution should be taken not to send details irrelevant to their area of interest. The Cision Fashion Week SS20 list is available now on Lists of the Month, on the Database Search homepage.

Awards

FPA Media Awards 2019
The Foreign Press Association Awards 2019 are open for entries. Dedicated to excellence in journalism, the awards present a unique opportunity for journalists to be celebrated and recognised by their international peers. British and international entries are welcome from all the world’s major broadcasters, newspapers, digital news and magazines. Full details can be found here. The closing date for entries is Friday 6 September. The winners will be announced on Monday 25 November at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Hotel.

Garden Media Guild Awards 2019
Entries are open for the Garden Media Guild Awards 2019. The awards celebrate the best of horticultural communications, recognising the talent, skill and inspiration of garden media professionals. They are open to everyone who generates or publishes gardening content, not just Guild members. Categories cover all areas of the garden media trade, rewarding the best authors, journalists, broadcasters, photographers, bloggers and website owners over the previous 12 months. Entries close on Tuesday 17 September and the winners will be announced on Thursday 21 November at the Savoy in London. More information can be found at www.gardenmediaguild.co.uk/awards

Events

How To Nail Your Instagram Strategy
An hour and a half masterclass, with two tutors on hand to answer all of your questions, on all things Instagram for journalists. They will cover everything from setting up your profile, to best practice and strategy, as well as using it to find stories and case studies. All attendees will also receive an exclusive co-working space discount. It takes place on Wednesday 21 August, at 10:30am – 12:30pm, at Merchants Tavern, 36 Charlotte Road, London, EC2A 3PG. Click here to book a place.

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.

Lessons from a journalist: How to secure media coverage
Want to land press coverage but unsure where to start? Or are your pitches being ignored? In this workshop, national 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, will explain how the media operates, what journalists are looking for from a story, and how tweaking your pitch and your approach can have a major impact in securing press coverage.

Delving into her 10 years’ experience as a journalist across trade, national and consumer titles, Suzanne will offer guidance on working with the press, explain what to include in a press release, reveal how to take advantage of digital platforms, and provide tips on building relationships with both in-house and freelance journalists. Featuring strong case-studies, this interactive session is aimed at anyone interested in securing more media coverage, whether you’re a start-up, an entrepreneur or a big business.

It takes place on Thursday 22 August, at 2:30-5:30pm, at Mindspace Shoreditch, 9 Appold Street, London, EC2A 2AP. Click here to book a place. Suzanne also hosts webinars.

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.

Social Shout Out

Emma Featherstone, a Content Editor on The Telegraph‘s Travel desk, covering all travel-related news and features, can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/emfeatherstone

The editorial team at TRBusiness, which has recently launched the TR Plastic Pledge initiative and regular feature the TR Sustainability Forum, can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/thetrbusiness

Sean Whelan, London Correspondent at RTÉ, can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/seanwhelanrte

About Dejla Kadhim

Dejla is Cision’s Senior Alerts Editor.

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