Freelance Update - Cassie Powney
To further strengthen the BBC’s news coverage of the war in Ukraine, Steve Rosenberg (@bbcstever) has been appointed as Russia Editor, effective immediately. This is an expansion of the Moscow Correspondent role already held by Steve.
Conrad Quilty-Harper (@coneee) has been appointed UK Digital Editor at Bloomberg, effective 21 March. He was previously Digital Editor at the New Scientist. Conrad is open to pitches from freelance writers in politics, business, tech, and culture.
Steph Spyro (@stephspyro) has been promoted from News Reporter to Environment Editor at the Daily Express, to cover the biggest national and international environmental stories.
Melanie Macleod (@melanieemacleod) is now Senior Health and Fitness Writer for HELLO! Online. Prior to joining HELLO! Melanie wrote for titles including Get The Gloss, You & Your Wedding, The Guardian and Hitched. She continues to do all of the beauty content for Hitched, and writes freelance for Mumsnet, mainly on beauty.
Sam Benstead (@sam_benstead) has moved to Interactive Investor from The Telegraph and now works as Deputy Collectives Editor. Previously an Investment Reporter, Sam can be reached at his new email address.
Allegra Goodwin (@goodwinallegra) is now a Multimedia Producer for ITV News, covering home news and international stories within the digital team. Allegra was previously a Researcher and Intern on the news desk at CNN.
Alison Flood (@alisonflood) has started a new role as Comment and Culture Editor for the New Scientist magazine. Previously a Books Reporter at The Guardian, Alison will continue to review thrillers for The Observer’s culture section.
Ella Foote (@ellachloeswims) has been appointed Editor of Outdoor Swimmer magazine, where she was previously a Contributing Editor. Ella is also a Freelance Journalist and Director of the outdoor swim guiding company Dip Advisor. Jonathan Cowie, the previous Editor of Outdoor Swimmer, is now a Contributing Editor.
Kaite Welsh has joined PinkNews as Senior Audience Manager. Kaite has worked and freelanced for numerous outlets covering arts and lifestyle; she is also an author of fiction. She can be found on Twitter @kaitewelsh
Martin Richmond has joined Professional Pensions as a Reporter. Martin can be reached by phone and email or found on LinkedIn.
Jamie Cawdell (@ProdJamie) has been promoted from Producer to Assistant Programme Controller at Radio Essex, where he will be working across the output and management of the station. Jamie has been with Radio Essex since 2015 and has worked across various departments within the company alongside his role as Managing Editor at The CHR Prep Service.
Lucy Kehoe (@luccykehoe), previously freelance, has joined SUITCASE magazine as Digital Editor. Lucy was Junior Editor at Food and Travel Magazine prior to going freelance.
Freelance Update - Cassie Powney
Cassie Powney has changed her postal address; PRs can contact her directly for the new details. Cassie covers beauty, lifestyle and parenting and can be reached via email.
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