UK Media Moves: Tuesday 10 September


UK Media Moves including Daily Express, Daily Mail, Evening Standard, Financial Times, Good Housekeeping, GRAZIA, Hearst, i, The Sun, The Telegraph and much more! Plus, lots of upcoming events!

Daily Express
Daily Mail
Evening Standard
Financial Times
Good Housekeeping
GRAZIA
Hearst
HPCi Media
i
INSIDER
Luxury London Media
PetaCrunch
Refinery29 (UK)
Retail Technology Innovation Hub
SHOP
Sky News - Ian King Live
The Courier (Dundee)
The Sun
The Sunday Times
The Telegraph
The Telegraph
The Telegraph
The Wall Street Journal
Freelance Update - Rosie Bannister
Freelance Update - Alistair Foster
Freelance Update - Leah Hardy
Freelance Update - Portia Lubbock
Freelance Update - Maria McCarthy
Journalist Update - John Simpson / Lisa Francesca Nand
Industry Intel - Hearst Magazines Europe
IBP Journalism Awards 2019
Garden Media Guild Awards 2019
Media Hub
The Second Source
The Media Society - Jonathan Dimbleby in Conversation with Helen Boaden
Society of Editors
Lessons from a journalist: How to secure media coverage
The London Grill Club
NGOS and the Media: The Insiders' Guide to Achieving Press Coverage

Daily Express
Roxanne Hughes is now Entertainment Editor at express.co.uk. She was previously Senior TV Reporter.

Daily Mail
Siân Boyle is now Deputy Investigations Editor at the Daily Mail. She was previously Investigations Reporter.

Evening Standard
Rachel McGrath has now joined the Evening Standard as Digital Showbiz Editor. She was previously an Entertainment Reporter at HuffPost. Rachel can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/rachelmcgrath

Financial Times
Jennifer Ablan has been appointed US Markets Editor at the Financial Times. She is currently Editor of US investments at Reuters and will start her new role on 1 October.

Good Housekeeping
Hearst UK has announced two new promotions on Good HousekeepingSimon Swift is now Executive Editor (Digital). Formerly Digital Director, he oversees the entire digital, video and social output of the brand. Terry Barbrook is now Executive Editor (Print). Formerly Deputy Editor, Terry oversees the day-to-day running of the magazine. Both continue to report into Editor-in-Chief Gaby Huddart.

Keren Sim has joined Good Housekeeping as Social Media Manager and will be delivering content across all social channels for the brand.

GRAZIA
Emma Stoddart has been promoted to Beauty Writer at GRAZIA. She was previously Senior Beauty Assistant.

Hearst
Anna Bonet, previously Junior Digital Writer at Hearst, has joined the Hearst Lifestyle features team as Features Writer, working across Good HousekeepingRed and Prima.

Arielle Tchiprout has been promoted to Feature Writer Lifestyle on the Hearst Lifestyle team, working across Good HousekeepingRed and Prima.

HPCi Media
Lucy Tandon Copp has returned from maternity leave to her role as Editor of Pure Beauty magazine and Cosmetics Business. She welcomes information on all beauty business news, spa and beauty store openings, new product launches and brand Q&A/opinion pitches.

i
Sophie Murray-Morris is now Engagement Editor at inews.co.uk. She was previously Senior Audience Development Manager at The Sun and Deputy Social Media Editor at Metro.co.uk.

INSIDER
Alison Millington has been promoted to Deputy Editor at INSIDER covering lifestyle, entertainment, health, sports and the Royal family. Previously Senior Editor, she can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/al_osaurus

Luxury London Media
Carly McCormack has been appointed Editorial Assistant at Luxury London Media. In her new role, Carly will be covering beauty, food, fashion and health & fitness across Luxury London and Canary Wharf Magazine, as well as luxurylondon.co.uk.

PetaCrunch
Kevin Hart is now Editor-in-Chief at PetaCrunch, a media company covering the most interesting start-up news, focusing on people behind them. Kevin is interested in covering technological companies, both large and small. PetaCrunch only carries out interviews, preferably with founders or upper management. PetaCrunch's website can be viewed at www.petacrunch.com and the team can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/petacrunch. Press releases should be submitted via www.petapr.com.

Refinery29 (UK)
Sadhbh O'Sullivan is now Health & Living Writer at Refinery29 (UK) and is keen to receive news on health, mental health, fitness, food, work & money, sex & relationships, LGBTQ+ issues, travel, interiors and spirituality. He was previously Social Media Assistant.

Retail Technology Innovation Hub
Scott Thompson has left his position of Weekend Editor at Coin Rivet. He continues as Editor of Retail Technology Innovation Hub and can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/scottthomps74

SHOP
Sally McIlhone has been appointed Editor at SHOP. She was previously Deputy Editor. She is interested in receiving press releases on new store openings, fashion and beauty product launches and collaborations, restaurant openings, museum and gallery openings and anything of interest to the high-net-worth individual who is coming to London to shop. She can be found on Instagram at www.instagram.com/mcsalface

Sky News - Ian King Live
Ian King Live on Sky News has moved office. The new address is: Sky News City Studio, 6th Floor, 10 Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7QS. All phone numbers and email addresses for the team remain unchanged.

The Courier (Dundee)
Catriona MacInnes, Editor at The Courier (Dundee), has announced she will retire from the role in the autumn. Her replacement will be David Clegg who is currently Assistant Editor for Politics at the Daily Record.

The Sun
Lucy Jones is now Health & Fitness Reporter at The Sun Online. She was previously TV Reporter on The Sun's Bizarre team. Lucy can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/bylucyjones

The Sunday Times
Catherine Pykett-Combes has been promoted to Picture Editor at The Sunday Times’ Style magazine. She was previously Deputy Picture Editor.

The Telegraph
Russell Lynch has joined The Telegraph as Economics Editor. He was previously Deputy Business Editor at the Evening Standard. He can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/russ_lynch

The Telegraph
Ben Curtis has been promoted to Digital Sports Editor at The Telegraph. Previously Deputy Sports Editor (Online), he can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/benjamin_curtis

The Telegraph
Laurel Ives has started as Health Editor/Senior Commissioning Editor (Features) at The Telegraph, covering maternity leave. She is working Wednesday-Friday.

The Wall Street Journal
Rochelle Toplensky is now a Columnist at The Wall Street Journal’s Heard on the Street team, covering European banks and oil majors, as well as EU antitrust. She was previously EU Correspondent at the Financial Times, based in Brussels. She is now based in London.

Freelance Update - Rosie Bannister
Rosie Bannister is now a Freelance Journalist. Prior to this, she worked as a Senior Money Analyst for MoneySavingExpert.com. Rosie can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/rosie_bannister

Freelance Update - Alistair Foster
Alistair Foster is available for freelance news and features commissions on showbusiness, film, TV, theatre and music. He is also available for broadcast and public speaking engagements. He was previously Showbiz Editor at the Evening Standard.

Freelance Update - Leah Hardy
Beauty, health and wellbeing journalist Leah Hardy is writing regular beauty pages for Saga Magazine, print and online, and for Healthy Food Guide magazine. She is also contributing regularly to The Telegraph's Stella magazine and The Mail on Sunday.

Freelance Update - Portia Lubbock
Portia Lubbock will be leaving her role as Style Editor at Essential Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Magazine to go freelance from 1 October. She will be available for styling, commercial shoots, copywriting, and online content. She specialises in interiors but is open to working on other projects too. Her website can be viewed at www.designbyportia.com and she can be found on Instagram at www.instagram.com/designbyportia

Freelance Update - Maria McCarthy
Maria McCarthy, Freelance Motoring Journalist and Broadcaster, is available for commissions, copywriting, PR consultancy and radio days. She currently writes for Good HousekeepingSaga and Lovemoney and is the author of The Girls' Car Handbook. Maria's broadcast work includes appearances on BBC Breakfast news, Good Morning BritainSky News, ITN, Radio 5 Live, BBC GNS and World Service. She has carried out over 1500 radio interviews. She was a finalist for the 2017 and 2018 Guild of Motoring Writers (GoMW) / AA Campaigning Journalist of the Year award, the GoMW Consumer Journalist of the Year award 2018, the 2018 Newspress Automotive Feature Writer of the Year award and the 2019 Newspress Consumer Writer of the Year award. Her website can be viewed at www.mariamccarthy.co.uk. She can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/mariamccarthy11

Journalist Update - John Simpson / Lisa Francesca Nand
BBC Foreign Correspondent and World Affairs Editor John Simpson has launched his own independent podcast. Having risked life and limb reporting for the BBC for over 52 years - The Tiananmen Square massacre, Iraq, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Bosnia – you name it he was there John has a unique insight into past and current affairs. On season 1 of ‘John Simpson's World’ John and producer Lisa Francesca Nand (maker of The Big Travel Podcast) talk about the biggest issues facing the world right now with warmth, humour and a just little bit of bad language. Find out more at www.johnsimpsonsworld.com. John and Lisa can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/johnsimpsonnews and www.twitter.com/lfnand

Industry Intel

Hearst Magazines Europe
Hearst Magazines has announced that James Wildman has been named president of Hearst Magazines Europe. Wildman, who has been president and chief executive officer of Hearst UK - publisher of Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire, Good Housekeeping and Harper’s Bazaar - adds oversight of Hearst Magazines in Italy, the Netherlands and Spain to his responsibilities. The announcement was made by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz and Hearst Magazines President Troy Young, to whom Wildman will continue to report.

“James is an enterprising leader who immediately made a positive impact on our U.K. business,” Young said. “His passion for our industry coupled with his keen understanding of the European market will enable him to further advance our growth overseas, an increasingly important focus for us.”

“I look forward to driving the strongest collaboration between our talented teams across Europe and with our colleagues in the U.S.” Wildman said. “There is such great work, creativity and development across all our businesses, and, with strong teamwork and mutual support, we are brilliantly positioned to build upon our success in these dynamic markets.”

Wildman joined Hearst Magazines UK in 2017. He previously served as chief revenue officer at Trinity Mirror newspaper group (now known as Reach), and, before that, he was managing director of Yahoo UK. Prior to that, he ran ids, Virgin Media’s former television ad sales business. His appointment is effective immediately.

Awards

IBP Journalism Awards 2019
Nominations are now open for the IBP Journalism Awards 2019. There are several new categories this year and all cover the built environment (architecture, construction, commercial property, housing and infrastructure) and entries can be from online, print or broadcast. More information can be found at www.ibp.org.uk/awards. Nominations close on Friday 13 September and the winners will be announced on Thursday 28 November at the Four Seasons hotel in London. For further information, contact gerald@geraldbowey.co.uk

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

Media Hub

The Media Hub’s next event will see criminal justice consultant and former BBC journalist, Philippa Budgen interviewing BehindBras Foundation CEO Barbara Burton. Barbara served time for fraud and developed her business idea whilst behind bars. Her mission in life now is to educate and empower women leaving prison or from disadvantaged backgrounds and enable them to work in the fashion and associated creative industries. To celebrate turning six over the summer, the Media Hub will be donating £5 of every ticket to the BehindBras Fashion Foundation (www.behindbras.org.uk). It takes place on Thursday 12 September at 7.30pm at the Bel and the Dragon in Cookham. If you need some creative inspiration, come along and bounce some ideas off other professionals in the industry and discuss future collaborations. To book a place, click here. More information about the Media Hub can be found at www.facebook.com/groups/mediahub. For any enquiries, contact Sarah Parfitt on +44 (0)7900 411 715 and sarah_parfitt@mail.com

The Second Source
The Second Source is looking for mentors and mentees for its second annual mentorship scheme for women and non-binary journalists, which will begin in October 2019. This is a mentorship scheme specifically aimed at women and non-binary journalists in the UK who are starting out professionally, who are considering dropping out of the industry, or who feel like they need more direction.

It will last for one year from October 2019 and mentors and mentees are expected to meet or speak at least 4 times over the year. We also hope to hold careers and networking events for mentors and mentees. Events in 2018 included a CV workshop, a panel on arts and features journalism and in conversation interviews with Lyse Doucet and Mishal Husain.

Mentees must be journalists who identify as women or non-binary and who are in the first five years of their career, but we particularly encourage those in insecure or freelance work and those who come from communities currently underrepresented in journalism—whether that be in terms of race, class, gender identity, mental health, sexuality, neurodiversity or disability. Mentors can be any working UK journalists who identify as women or non-binary.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 15 September 2019. Find out more at www.thesecondsource.co.uk

The Media Society - Jonathan Dimbleby in Conversation with Helen Boaden
For the past 30 years Jonathan Dimbleby has been one of the foremost broadcast journalists in Britain . Not only has he been the 30 year long host of Radio 4's Any Questions but he has made ground- breaking and award-winning tv documentaries and famously extracted a headline making confession from the future King of this country.

Jonathan has stuck to broadcasting law on impartiality over the decades, despite a personal passion for several controversial causes. Now released from that obligation, he talks to his old boss at the BBC, Helen Boaden, about his career, the changing face of broadcast journalism and what on earth is happening in British politics.

It takes place on Monday 16 September, at 6.30pm for a 7pm start, at The Library, The University Women's Club, 2 Audley Square, Mayfair, London, W1K 1DP. Book tickets here.

Society of Editors
Former BBC news correspondent and leading journalist, Kate Adie, will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Society of Editors’ 20th Anniversary Conference in November.

Kate Adie’s career as BBC Chief News Correspondent covered the most important dispatches of the age, including both Gulf Wars and coverage throughout the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland, as well as the referendum on the Good Friday Agreement.  Her most memorable broadcasts include her overseas assignments from the Tiananmen Square protest in Beijing in 1989 and the final NATO intervention in Kosovo in 1999. She has served as Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent for many years, alongside writing several books – one of which documented her life as a female war correspondent.

Receiving a BAFTA Fellowship and CBE last year, Adie’s ground-breaking news reporting has garnered recognition across the world as her contribution to journalism continues to be valued.

It is expected that Adie, who was appointed Chancellor of Bournemouth University in January, will address conference members at the Gala dinner when she will receive her award.

Ian Murray, executive director of the Society of Editors commented: “Kate Adie is one of the most influential journalists of our age. Her record speaks for itself and her dedication to our profession and the high standards the public demands of it is legendary. I’m delighted that the Society is able to recognise Kate’s achievements and her on-going commitment to our profession with a Lifetime Achievement Award.”

To find out how to secure places at this year’s conference and gala dinner on 12 November at Stationers’ Hall, click here. Early bird discount for the conference is available until 19 September.

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. There are also webinar versions of the workshops, which are split into two sessions and can be viewed live and replayed for up to two weeks afterwards. The next one takes place tonight. For more information on future workshops and webinars, email susiebearne@hotmail.com

The London Grill Club
The next guests for The London Grill Club have been announced:

9 October - Rooney Anand. CEO of Greene King until 30 April and now Chairman of World Skills UK

12 November - Peter Hain. Will Peter Hain outing Sir Philip Green in the Lords have had any effect?

The first event is at Shampers, 4 Kingly Street, W1, just off Regents Street at the Oxford Circus end, at 12.15 for a 12.45 start. The other venue is TBC.

David Selves will give the guests a grilling after a mixed grill meal and the audience are invited to submit questions either in advance, which will have more chance of being called, or before the meal on the date. The questioners selected will be invited to put their question from the floor as a part of the grilling process. Tickets are £27.50 each. For more information, email davidselves@selvesgroup.co.uk

NGOS and the Media: The Insiders' Guide to Achieving Press Coverage
There are hundreds of charities competing to get their stories and messages into the media. In this training morning, award-winning journalist Tom Parry and Nine Media co-founder, journalist and charity comms expert Karen Attwood will teach you the most effective ways to maximise your chances of getting coverage for your organisation from the field. This might be through content that your charity has collected and that you wish to pitch into the media, via press trips where journalists are taken to visit your programmes or by using your spokespeople effectively.
How to get your content from the field into the media covers the do’s and don’ts of getting stories and photographs your organisation has collected into the media, as well as techniques to find and contact journalists and publications which cover humanitarian issues.
What the media want from a spokesperson will explore how the media and the relationship with charity spokespeople.
How to organise a successful field trip has Tom and Karen using their own first-hand experience to explain how to organise the most effective press trips to the field.
The next session takes place on 30 October 2019, at the Citizen M hotel in London. Book a place here.

About Dejla Kadhim

Dejla is Cision’s Senior Alerts Editor.

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