UK Media Moves: Tuesday 8 October

UK Media Moves including Newsweek, HuffPost, Marie Claire, PA Media, the Financial Times, Expert Investor and much more!

Daily Record
Expert Investor
Financial Times
The Grocer
HuffPost (UK)
KOL SOCIAL
The Lady
The Mail on Sunday
Marie Claire
Newsweek
PA Media
Refinery29
Reuters Breakingviews (U.S. Comment team)
Women's Health
Freelance Update - Toby Earle
Freelance Update - Oliver Grady
Freelance Update - Natalie Healey
Freelance Update - Ed Hutchings
Freelance Update - James Lamb
Freelance Update - Deepika Rajani
Freelance Update - Katherine Steiner-Dicks
Women in Journalism
Is The Pivot to Freelance a Feminist Issue?
Lessons from a journalist: How to secure media coverage

Daily Record
Paul Hutcheon has been appointed Political Editor at the Daily Record. Prior to this he was Politics/Investigations Editor at the The Herald (Scotland). Paul can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/paulhutcheon

Expert Investor
Elena Johansson has joined Expert Investor as a Reporter. Previously a Journalist at Environmental Finance and Responsible Investor in London, Elena has extensive experience covering environmental, social and governance (ESG) / sustainable investments. As well as her native German, she speaks English, Swedish and Japanese and has worked as a freelance writer in Tokyo. Elena can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/kjojoso

Financial Times
Lauren Indvik has been appointed Fashion Editor at the Financial Times from January 2020, where she will oversee their fashion and style coverage. Lauren, who is currently Chief Editor for Vogue Business, can be found tweeting at twitter.com/laureni

The Grocer
Daniel Selwood has been promoted to Special Projects Editor at The Grocer. Daniel was previously Food and Drink Editor. He can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/danielmcselwood

HuffPost (UK)
Ramzy Alwakeel has been appointed as News Editor at HuffPost, joining from his role as Editor of the Islington Gazette, Hackney Gazette, Ham&High and the Brent & Kilburn Times. He starts on 11 November and will report into Executive Editor Jess Brammar.

KOL SOCIAL
The KOL SOCIAL magazine has now launched. Published by Burnt Cork Media, the magazine takes a fresh look at underrepresented communities in the beauty, fashion, culture, lifestyle sectors. Topics include buying foundation for the many different skin tones, recommendations of cultural events around London and listings of small businesses.

The Lady
The Lady magazine has moved offices. The new address is The Kinetic Business Centre, Theobald Street, Borehamwood, WD6 4PJ. All email addresses and telephone numbers remain the same.

The Mail on Sunday
Harriet Dennys, City Journalist at The Mail on Sunday, has returned from leave.

Marie Claire
Following the title's transition to a digital-first brand, the following updates have been made to the team at Marie Claire:

Andrea Thompson, previously Deputy Editor, has been appointed as Editor-in-Chief. Lisa Oxenham joins the digital team as Beauty and Style Director, and Sarah Barnes as Junior Beauty Writer and Production Assistant. Senior Digital Beauty Editor Katie Thomas will be on leave from 14 October and will be covered by Senior Beauty Editor Fiona Embleton. Maria Coole will be assisting on the features desk as Freelance Contributing Editor and Niamh McCollum remains as Features Assistant. Other digital contacts remain unchanged. Further information can be found here.

Newsweek
The following changes have been made at Newsweek's editorial team in London:

Tufayel Ahmed has been appointed Senior Editor. Prior to this he was News Editor at PinkNews. Tufayel will cover entertainment and culture and is interested in hearing about movies, TV shows, music and new fiction books. He be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/tufayel

Samuel Spencer has been appointed Entertainment Reporter and SEO Writer. Previously a TV Reporter for the Daily Express, Samuel writes news stories with a focus on film and TV. He can be found tweeting at twitter.com/s_spencerwrites

PA Media
The following editorial changes have been announced at PA Media:

August Graham has joined PA Media as a City Reporter. He will be covering the biggest business stories of the day for the PA News Agency with particular interest on banking, economics and energy. August can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/AugustGraham

Following his arrival, City Reporter Henry Saker-Clark will now be responsible for the retail and leisure sectors.

Refinery29
Journalist Vicky Spratt has joined Refinery29 as Features Editor. Vicky has extensively covered the housing crisis through her writing, including for the i, where she writes weekly as Housing Correspondent. Her campaign "Make Renting Fair" highlighted the plight of a generation of renters and resulted in the government banning letting agency fees for tenants. Vicky has also reported on issues around mental health and contraception, abortion rights and people trafficking, which she will continue to cover for Refinery29 along with special projects. Vicky can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/victoria_spratt and her Instagram is at www.instagram.com/vicky.spratt

Reuters Breakingviews (U.S. Comment team)
Anna Szymanski has joined Reuters Breakingviews as a Columnist in New York. Co-host of the weekly Slate Money podcast, Anna was previously an economics research consultant at an emerging-markets focused family office. Anna will be writing on fixed income and emerging markets, among other things. She can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/three_guineas

Women's Health
Morgan Fargo has been appointed Digital Fitness Writer at Women's Health. Morgan was previously a Features Writer at Little Black Book and an Intern at Women's Health Australia and AdNews Australia. She is interested in hearing about fitness trends with insight from fitness professionals, celebrity trainer interview opportunities, studio openings, workout invites as well as gym wear and fitness tech developments. She can be found on Instagram at www.instagram.com/morganfargo

Freelance Update - Toby Earle
Toby Earle, former Entertainment Editor at London Live and TV Editor at the Evening Standard, is available for commissions and shifts (print, online, and broadcast) in all areas relating to entertainment, particularly TV and film. He can be found tweeting at twitter.com/TobyonTV

Freelance Update - Oliver Grady
Freelance Journalist Oliver Grady is available for commissions, particularly in the field of TV, entertainment and celebrity. His work regularly features on The Sun Online and in heat magazine, while he also freelances on the news desk at ITV's This Morning. His previous roles have included Acting Assistant Editor at The Sun's TV Mag, Contributing Editor on new! magazine and Publicist at ITV. He is interested in celebrity interview opportunities, TV/film junkets and as well as writing about LGBT+ issues and adoption.

Freelance Update - Natalie Healey
Natalie Healey has left her role as Head of Editorial at health website Patient to go freelance. She will be writing about health, science and technology for various outlets. She can be found tweeting at twitter.com/nataliehealey and her portfolio can be viewed at www.nataliehealey.com.

Freelance Update - Ed Hutchings
Freelance Journalist and tour guide Ed Hutchings is available for commissions regarding anything wildlife-related, including travel. He has written for BBC Wildlife, Birdwatch, Bird Watching, Discover Britain, Hertfordshire Life, RSPB Nature’s Home and The Telegraph among others. He has also written online for Blue Sky Wildlife and Nature Travel Network. Ed can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/edhutchings

Freelance Update - James Lamb
James Lamb is no longer Senior Production Editor at ASOS Magazine following its ceasing. He is now available for subbing/production shifts and full-time positions. Prior to ASOS Magazine, he has lots of freelance experience at titles including Time, OK!, Heat, Shortlist, Closer, What’s On TV, Radio Times, Maxim and Arena, among others. He can be reached on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/james-k-lamb

Freelance Update - Deepika Rajani
Freelance Journalist Deepika Rajani is available for shifts and commissions across digital and broadcast platforms. She was previously Digital Deputy TV Editor for OK! Online. Specialising in entertainment, TV and showbiz news and content. Deepika has since written for Mail Online's Femail, inews.co.uk and Yahoo TV. She also has broadcast experience in the role of a freelance Assistant Producer for the BBC Asian Network. She can be found tweeting at www.twitter.com/deepikarajani

Freelance Update - Katherine Steiner-Dicks
Veteran private equity and renewables journalist and editor, Katherine Steiner-Dicks, has returned to the UK following relocations in Asia and the US, and is available for freelance and long-term contract publishing serving the media, investment firms, family offices, portfolio companies, corporate clients, law firms and all related public relations. She can be reached on Linkedin and found tweeting at twitter.com/ksteinerbiznews.

Women in Journalism
Women in Journalism have announced the following events:

Women in the News: What more can be done? – Thursday 28 October

In 2019, there are far fewer women than men being quoted and featured in the news media. It is crucial for newsrooms to give their audiences a more representative view of society and draw upon diverse voices to tell stories. Join Women in Journalism and Bloomberg for an evening discussion looking at how newsrooms are taking action to increase the representation of women and diverse sources, what still needs to be done, and why it matters.

It takes place at the Bloomberg European Headquarters. Doors open at 5.30pm for a 6.15pm start, followed by drinks and networking until 8.30pm. Find out more about the panelists and book a place here.

Pale, Male & Posh: How to make our Newsroom more Diverse – Tuesday 19 November
Join WIJ and the Journalists’ Charity discuss this topic. It takes place at the Reach plc offices in One Canada Square, London. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Find out more about the panel here.

WIJ Christmas Party – Monday 9 December
Jingle all the way down to News UK’s offices for the Christmas party! It takes place at 7-9pm.

Journalists’ Carols – Monday 16 December
Everyone is welcome to gather at St. Brides Church for an evening of carols and Christmas treats all in aid of the Journalists’ Charity. Doors open at 6pm.

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
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 taking her workshop to Cambridge on December 6. She also runs monthly webinar sessions featuring the same content. Delving into her 12 years' experience as a journalist across trade, national and consumer titles, Suzanne will offer guidance on working with the press and explain the creative and fun ways to be featured in the media, how making tweaks to your pitches and emails can lead to press coverage, how to best take advantage of digital platforms, and tips on building relationships with both in-house and freelance journalists. More information can be viewed here

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Natalie is Cision’s Senior Alerts Editor.

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