UK Media Moves: Tuesday 15 October

UK Media Moves including The Guardian, Archant, Mortgage Solutions, The Handbook, Esquire, Scottish Wedding and more!

Archant
Bishop's Stortford Independent
Daily Mirror
Esquire
The Guardian
The Handbook
The Mail on Sunday - EVENT
Mark Allen Group
Mortgage Solutions
Reach plc
Reactions
SCOTTISH WEDDING
SCRIP Intelligence
Tyla
Vodafone
Freelance Update - Stephanie Soh
IBP Journalism Awards 2019
Is The Pivot to Freelance a Feminist Issue?
Lessons from a journalist: How to secure media coverage
London Press Club and the Media Society - Event Update

Archant
André Langlois, currently Devon Editor at Archant, will be responsible for the publisher's North London titles. André has been appointed Editor of the Islington Gazette, the Hackney Gazette, the Hampstead & Highgate Express and the Brent & Kilburn Times. He can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/seldonmoore

Bishop's Stortford Independent
Chris Carter has been appointed part-time Reporter at the Bishop's Stortford Independent. Prior to this he was Editor at the Ilford Independent and will be covering Sawbridgeworth.

Daily Mirror
Melisha Kaur is now a Consumer Writer at the Daily Mirror. Prior to this, she was a Shopping Writer for the Evening Standard. Melisha will cover shopping, food and drink, fashion and beauty and can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/melisha_kaur.

Esquire
Tom Banham has been appointed Digital Editor at Esquire. Prior to this, he was Content Editor at the digital style brand Thread.

The Guardian
Jessica Murray is now a Journalist at The Guardian. As a recipient of a Scott Trust bursary, she will cover environment, science and technology until December, before moving to another desk. Jess can be found tweeting at twitter.com/journojess_

The Handbook
Astrid Carter has been appointed Deputy Editor at The Handbook. Previously Managing Editor at SheerLuxe, her Instagram can be found at www.instagram.com/astridcarter

The Mail on Sunday - EVENT
Andrew Davies has been promoted to Editor of EVENT magazine at The Mail on Sunday with James Mannion now Deputy Editor. Their contact details remain unchanged.

Mark Allen Group
Charlotte Hathway has been appointed Deputy Editor at the Mark Allen Group, where she is working on the titles New Electronics, Land Mobile and Critical Communications Today. Charlotte can be found on LinkedIn.

Mortgage Solutions
Shekina Tuahene has been appointed a Reporter at Mortgage Solutions. Prior to this, she was Online Editor at Mulberry Media. Shekina can be found tweeting at twitter.com/ShekinaMS

Reach plc
Matthew Porter has been promoted to Deputy Head of Social at Reach plc, working across OK!, Daily Express, Daily Star and Daily Mirror. Previously Senior Social Media Editor, he can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/mattjp

Reactions
Mark Richardson has been appointed London Editor at the insurance industry magazine Reactions, succeeding Andrew Putwain. Prior to this, Mark was News Editor at the Insurance Times.

SCOTTISH WEDDING
Scottish Wedding Directory, first launched in 1995, has been rebranded as SCOTTISH WEDDING magazine. The quarterly publication now offers new features including regular opinion pieces, a dedicated section on Scottish wedding venues, and 'Dress Obsessed' in which bridal boutiques choose the best dresses of the season. The website remains www.scottishweddingdirectory.co.uk but all emails have changed to the format name@scottishwedding.co.uk.

SCRIP Intelligence
Andrew McConaghie has been appointed Senior Writer at SCRIP Intelligence. Previously Group Editor at Pharmaceutical Market Europe, Andrew will cover the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors and can now be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/awmcconaghie

Tyla
LADbible group has launched Tyla, a new brand speaking to 18-34 year old women. With a website (tyla.com) and a key presence on social networks, the editorial team is interested in hearing from PRs covering everything from entertainment to food, health, beauty and wellbeing. All Pretty52 related enquiries should now come to Tyla. Unity Blott is the Editor. The team can be found tweeting at twitter.com/HelloTyla and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/Tyla.official.

Vodafone
Matthew Wall has been appointed Head of Editorial and Content at Vodafone UK. Matthew was previously Technology of Business editor at the BBC. He can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/matthew_wall

Freelance Update - Stephanie Soh
Stephanie Soh has left her role as Acting Deputy Comment Editor and Features Writer at i and is now working freelance. She specialises in opinion and feature writing across a broad range of subjects, including culture and lifestyle, with a focus on working life and labour rights. Stephanie can be found tweeting a www.twitter.com/steph_soh

IBP Journalism Awards 2019

The nominations have now been announced for the IBP Annual National Journalism Awards for 2019. There are several new categories this year and all cover the built environment (architecture, construction, commercial property, housing and infrastructure). The full list of nominees can be viewed at www.ibp.org.uk/ibp-journalism-awards-2019-nominations. The winners will be announced on Thursday 28 November at the Four Seasons hotel in London.

Is The Pivot to Freelance a Feminist Issue?
A recent debate on Twitter, led by Lucy Pasha-Robinson, opinion editor at HuffPost, sought to find answers to an increase in female journalists going freelance, drawing responses from a wide variety of writers and editors. From family life to career advancement, the reasons given by women for going freelance are — generally speaking — multi-factoral, but a desire to have more control over their own work/life balance and earning potential appear to be a common thread.

It’s time to bring this debate to life. Join FJ&Co’s founder, Anna Codrea-Rado, and special guests for a panel discussion on the increased number of female journos joining the freelance workforce in recent years. Is this becoming a feminist issue? Should this move be celebrated? Or is it an indicator that in the existing model, the only way to achieve true equality at work is for women to leave traditional employment in their thousands? Speakers include: Josie Cox, Freelance Journalist (Raconteur, The Guardian, WSJ); Coco Khan, Columnist (Guardian Weekend); Lucy Pasha-Robinson, Opinion Editor (The Huff Post).
The event is hosted by FJ&Co on 23 October at the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch. Tickets and more information can be found here

Lessons from a journalist: How to secure media coverage
National journalist Suzanne Bearne, who writes for titles including The Guardian, The Observer and the BBC and runs The Guardian's PR and Marketing Masterclass, is holding a workshop in London on November 29 where she 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 12 years' experience as a journalist across trade, national and consumer titles, Suzanne will offer guidance on working with the press, explain what tweaks can be made to press releases and emails, reveal how to take advantage of digital platforms, and provide tips on building relationships with both in-house and freelance journalists. For more information, click here. There are also webinar versions of the workshops, for people who can’t make the workshops, which can be viewed live or for up to two weeks afterwards. They take place on November 6 and November 13 and can be replayed for two weeks afterwards.

London Press Club and the Media Society - Event Update
More than 150 committed and enthusiastic budding journalists eager to join the media were given first-hand tips on entering the industry at an event organised by London Press Club and the Media Society. The media students from London universities and journalism colleges took part in a Q&A with editors and senior training figures from across the industry.

The event included students being taken on tours of the newsrooms of the Evening Standard, the Independent, the Daily Mail, the Mail on Sunday and the i newspaper during the evening at Northcliffe House in Kensington.

London Press Club chairman Doug Wills who welcomed the students and later thanked the panel said: “It was heartening for the industry that there is such an eagerness to join it, and wonderful to see the enthusiasm for journalism from the students.”

On the panel answering the questions were: Sue Ryan, head of training for Mail newspapers; Graham Dudman, deputy managing editor of News Associates; Mark Wray, managing director of PA Training; Paul Charman, former head of journalism at London College of Communication and a director of London Press Club; Will Gore, NCTJ head of partnerships and projects and former executive editor at the Independent. The Q&A was chaired by Barney Jones, visiting Professor of Journalism at City University.

About Natalie Beale

Natalie is Cision’s Senior Alerts Editor.

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