UK Media Moves: Tuesday 3 September

UK Media Moves including Bauer Media, BBC, COSMOPOLITAN, Daily Express, Daily Mail, ELLE, Evening Standard, GRAZIA, i, Investors Chronicle, Sky News, The Sun, The Telegraph, VOGUE and much more!

Accountancy Age
Bauer Media
Baylis Media
BBC
C+D (Chemist+Druggist)
COSMOPOLITAN
Daily Express
Daily Express
Daily Mail
Drapers
ELLE
ELLE Decoration
Evening Standard
GRAZIA (UK)
H2O Publishing
i
Investors Chronicle
Local Government Chronicle
Northern Soul
pebble
Reach plc
Sky News
Specialist Insight
The Daily Telegraph
The Hook
The Sun
The Telegraph
Treated.com
VOGUE
What's the Best?
Freelance Update - Tor Cardona
Freelance Update - Charles Hutchinson
Freelance Update - Marina Licht
Freelance Update - Andy Murray
Freelance Update - Shannon Power
Freelance Update - Amy-Mae Turner
Cision - Rugby World Cup 2019
FPA Media Awards 2019
IBP Journalism Awards 2019
Garden Media Guild Awards 2019
Lessons from a journalist: How to secure media coverage
BSME - Does a Magazine Need Paper?
Media Hub
The Ultimate PR & Comms Training Day

 

Accountancy Age
Shannon Moyer has joined Accountancy Age as a Journalist and will be covering accountancy, taxes, and branches across the financial professional industry. She can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/shannonrmoyer for press releases, pitches and general communication.

Bauer Media
Sophie Knight has been appointed Commercial Content Editor, moving within Bauer from parkers.co.uk to the newly formed Commercial Content Team.

Joining Sophie are Lily Anderson and William Lobley as Commercial Content Writers.

Get in touch with the team with product-related content for lifestyle, fitness, beauty, movies, home, tech, and parenting. The team will be working on brands including heat, Closer, Empire and Mother & Baby, and the new website WhatsTheBest.co.uk

Baylis Media
Grace Witherden has been promoted to Deputy Editor at Baylis Media. Previously Group News Editor, she can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/gracew_bm

BBC
Andrew Neil will host a new prime-time political programme starting tomorrow. With in-depth analysis and forensic questioning of key political players, The Andrew Neil Show, on BBC Two at 7pm every Wednesday, will run through the autumn as the country approaches 31 October, the date of the UK’s scheduled departure from the European Union. The 30-minute programme will round up the events of the political week, including that day’s Prime Minister’s Questions or the party leaders’ conference speeches, and will feature interviews with key political players. The full announcement can be viewed here.

C+D (Chemist+Druggist)
Valeria Fiore has been appointed as a Digital Reporter at C+D (Chemist+Druggist). Previously a Journalist at Cogora titles Pulse, Management in Practice and Healthcare Leader, Valeria can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/canddvaleriafio


COSMOPOLITAN
Jess Edwards has been appointed Executive Editor (Digital) at COSMOPOLITAN. She was previously Digital Editor. Amy Grier has been appointed Executive Editor (Print). She was previously Deputy Editor. Jess oversees the entire digital, video and social output of the brand and Amy oversees the day-to-day running of the magazine, as well as broader brand extensions. Both will report to Editor-in-Chief Claire Hodgson. They can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/jessmessedwards and www.twitter.com/amygrier

Daily Express
Katrina Turrill has been promoted to Health Editor at express.co.uk. Previously Senior Health Reporter, she welcomes contact from people wanting to share their stories and raise awareness for a variety of health conditions, from high blood pressure to cancer. Katrina can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/katrinaturrill

Daily Express
Kat Hopps is now Features Writer at the Daily Express. She was previously a News Reporter at express.co.uk. She can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/kathopps

Daily Mail
Tom Witherow will take over the retail and supermarkets beat for the Daily Mail from 16 September, covering both consumer and corporate news under the title Business Correspondent. He will continue to work on special projects for news, including the paper’s gambling and Post Office campaigns.

Drapers
Kirsty McGregor is now Editor at Drapers. She was previously Deputy Editor. Kirsty can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/kirstymcgregor


ELLE
After 3.5 years at Hearst, Natasha Bird has been made Executive Editor (Digital) at ELLE. As such, she will support Editor-in-Chief Farrah Storr and work in close partnership with soon-to-be appointed Executive Editor on print, running the brand's digital operation, spanning website, video, social media channels and overseeing the brand's integrated, multi-platform approach to content. She was previously Digital Editor at ELLE, managing the website and social strategy. Before that, she ran the full journalism gamut, from starting her career reporting at a regional level with INS News, foreign correspondence from the Middle East and then to launching digital media business in London, through to two years as Lifestyle and later Style Editor at Yahoo. She's also appeared on TV for Sky, NBC, Reuters, CNN and the BBC, plus radio predominantly for the BBC. She can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/littlebirdsword and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/natasha__bird

ELLE Decoration
Kate Worthington has been appointed Features Editor at ELLE Decoration. In her new role, Kate will be responsible for the news section, and covering travel, culture, hotels and regular features. She was previously a Freelance Journalist.

Evening Standard
Anna van Praagh has returned from leave to resume her position as Deputy Editor at ES Magazine. Anna welcomes feature pitches on lifestyle, pop culture, politics and the arts and would like to hear from PRs on anything relevant to the magazine. She can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/annavanpraagh and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/annavanpraagh

GRAZIA (UK)
Rosamund Dean is now Deputy Editor at GRAZIA. Prior to this, she was Acting Deputy Editor at the ES Magazine at the Evening Standard. Rosamund will cover entertainment and beauty. She can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/rosamunddean

H2O Publishing
Rachael Hogg is now Editor at Casual Dining and Deputy Editor at Pub & Bar magazines. She was previously Digital Editor at Auto Trader. She can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/rachaelhogg

i
The following changes have been announced at the i:

Will Hazell has joined as Education Correspondent. He joins from TES, and will be working on agenda-setting education scoops. He can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/whazell

Hugo Gye has joined as Deputy Politics Editor. He joins from The Sun, where he was Digital Political Editor. He can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/hugogye

Alys Key will join as Deputy Business Editor on 9 September. Alys is currently the City Reporter at Press Association. She can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/alys_key

Investors Chronicle
David Baxter has joined Investors Chronicle as Deputy Personal Finance Editor. He was previously Deputy Editor at Money Management.

Local Government Chronicle
Martin George has been appointed Features Editor at Local Government Chronicle. Martin was previously a Reporter at Times Educational Supplement. He can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/geomr


Northern Soul
Mark Connors has joined the Northern Soul website (www.northernsoul.me.uk) as Poetry Correspondent. An award-winning writer and publisher, Mark can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/markeconnors2

pebble
Stylish sustainable living magazine, pebble, has expanded its team with the addition of Phoebe Young as Editorial Assistant. Phoebe is responsible for the eco events calendar, news and some social media, as well as working on editorial features and brand campaigns.

Reach plc
Edd Moore has been appointed Deputy Regional Digital Editor for Cornwall Live, Devon Live and Plymouth Live. He will continue in his role as Editor of Plymouth Live. Edd can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/edd13moore

Sky News
Adam Parsons is now Europe Correspondent at Sky News, based in Brussels. Previously Business Correspondent in London, he can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/adamparsons

Specialist Insight
Mike Stones has joined as Group Editor of Specialist Insight. He is responsible for overseeing all editorial on Corporate Jet Investor, Superyacht Investor, Helicopter Investor, Revolution.Aero and soon to be relaunched Private Art Investor.

The Daily Telegraph
Stephanie Baxter has been appointed Deputy Personal Finance Editor at The Daily Telegraph’s Money section. She was previously Deputy Editor at Professional Pensions. Stephanie can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/steph_telmoney

The Hook
Josh Rogers has joined The Hook as Web Editor. He was previously Interactive Content Writer / Creator at the Daily Mirror. He is keen to hear from PR’s looking to pitch in anything pop culture related (movies, TV, music and all things entertainment), or for anyone looking to place celebrity interviews and promo. Alongside www.thehooksite.com, The Hook has 10M global fans (50/50 male female, 18-35s) across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Snapchat and Tik Tok. The social media brand also has a number of series and formats where they focus on celebrities, artists and influential people and are open to creative pitches and collaborations.

The Sun
Jack Pusey has joined The Sun as Online TV Editor. He was previously Head of Showbiz & TV at the Daily Star. Jack can be found on Instagram at www.instagram.com/jack286 and tweeting at www.twitter.com/jack_pusey

The Telegraph
Precious Adesina has joined The Telegraph as a Lifestyle Assistant. She can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/precadesina and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/preciousadesina

Treated.com
Treated.com has moved to a new address. The team is now based at Unit 18, Britannia Way, Waters Meeting, Bolton, BL2 2HH. All email addresses and telephone numbers remain the same.

VOGUE
The following changes have taken place at British VOGUE:

Laura Ingham is now Fashion Market Director.

Dena Giannini is now Style Director.

Holly Bruce is now Deputy Chief Sub-Editor.

Ro Elfberg is now Sub-Editor.

Niamh O'Donoghue is now Acting Social Media Editor. She is covering for Lexxi Duffy, Social Media Editor, who is on leave.

Jessica Vincent is now Video Assistant.

Cai Lunn is now Senior Photographer Editor.

Vassi Chamberlain is now Contributing Editor.

What's the Best?
What's the Best? has now launched. It is overseen by Bauer Media and takes a fresh look at tech, fitness, home and lifestyle gear. There will also be reviews, tests and monitoring of the latest products. For more information, contact Consumer Content Editor Sophie Knight. The website can be viewed at www.whatsthebest.co.uk

Freelance Update - Tor Cardona
Tor Cardona, previously Wellness Editor at Culture Trip, is now available for freelance health, fitness, wellness and beauty commissions, copywriting and commercial work. Tor is also available for editing and proof reading work. She can be found on Instagram at www.instagram.com/torcardona

Freelance Update - Charles Hutchinson
Charles Hutchinson has left his role as Arts Editor at The Press (York). Charles covered arts at The Press (York) for 30 years, writing about film, theatre, comedy, music and the visual arts. He will still be contributing to the paper on a freelance basis, compiling the 10 Things To See Next Week column, as well as a Big Interview of the Week and reviews of major shows at York Theatre Royal/Grand Opera House/York Barbican. Charles is also available for other arts related opportunities and commissions.

Freelance Update - Marina Licht
Freelance Consumer and Digital Editor Marina Licht is available for commissions on education, lifestyle, celebrities and weddings. She is a former Editor of style and the bride and Cosmopolitan Bride, and has also worked on OK! and Country Homes & Interiors.

Freelance Update - Andy Murray
Andy Murray, Staff Writer at FourFourTwo, has left to go freelance. He will be a Freelance Journalist available for commissions in men's fashion & lifestyle, culture, travel, music and football. He is also available for subbing and copy editing shifts and commissions as well. Andy can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/andy_murrayfft

Freelance Update - Shannon Power
Shannon Power is available for freelance commissions on LGBTIQA+ news and is currently the Senior Reporter at C21 Media. She was previously Health Editor at Gay Star News. Based in London, she has previously worked in radio and newspapers in Australia. Shannon can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/shannonjpower

Freelance Update - Amy-Mae Turner
Amy-Mae Turner (previously at Pocket-Lint.com and currently contributing writer for The Daily Dot and Mashable) is now also writing about all kinds of kitchen appliances, gadgets, accessories, tools and tech for Mobile Nations' iMore. She is happy to go on any relevant press release lists and would especially like to hear from design-led culinary brands and connected smart home products for the kitchen.

Cision - Rugby World Cup 2019

This year Japan will be hosting the world's biggest Rugby Union competition, where England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland will be squaring off against the likes of Australia, Argentina and New Zealand's mighty All Blacks. If you're a journalist/influencer writing about this key sporting event then we can add you to Cision's Rugby World Cup list so that you can receive relevant information directly from PRs. To join the contacts list, simply email us, putting ‘World Cup' in the subject line and 'Subscribe' in the email body. Additionally, if you’re looking for PR help with World-Cup-related editorial (product information, images, etc.), use our free Media Request service to send call outs to PRs. Find out more by emailing us or click here.

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.

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

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 workshops in Cardiff and 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.

There are two upcoming sessions. One takes place in Cardiff on 5 September – click here for more information. Another one 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. They take place on 3 September and 10 September. For more information on future workshops and webinars, email susiebearne@hotmail.com


BSME - Does a Magazine Need Paper?
When is a magazine not a magazine? Does it have to be printed? And if not, then how does the magazine experience work best in the digital world? A bespoke website? A page turner? A one-size-fits-all app? None of the above? Making magazines work in the digital world has been one of the biggest challenges facing editors in the modern era and this event will pose all those questions to see if we can find an answer.

The panel includes Marcus Fairs of Dezeen, Tshepo Mokoena, Editorial Director of VICE.com (UK) and Ranj Begley, Managing Director and Chief Content Officer at Readly UK, and will be chaired by Charlotte Moore, Head of Content at BOTTLETOP.

The event is being hosted by five-star The Trafalgar St. James, where guests will enjoy the Hotel’s signature cocktail (or mocktail) in one of London’s best kept secrets: Rockwell, their new ‘tropical themed retreat’, before moving to Biblio, their ‘decadent’ events space for the discussion. It takes place on Monday 9 September, at 6.30-8.30pm, at The Trafalgar St James, 2 Spring Gardens, London, SW1A 2TS. Tickets are free to BSME members and £20 for guests. Click here to book.

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.

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.

About Dejla Kadhim

Dejla is Cision’s Senior Alerts Editor.

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