Freelance Update - Hannah Smith
Faye Suarez has been appointed Deputy Editor-in-Chief at Backbench, the largest open platform current affairs blog in the UK. Faye can be found on Twitter @heyitsfaye999
Andrew Marr is to leave the BBC after more than 21 years at the broadcaster, including 16 as presenter of The Andrew Marr Show. Next year he will join Global, fronting an opinion-led news programme on LBC, and a brand-new arts programme on Classic FM. Marr will also have a regular column on LBC.co.uk and Global Player.
Paul Dacre is returning to DMG Media as Editor-in-Chief, where he will not be involved in day-to-day editing but will assume an advisory role.
Ted Verity is now Editor for Mail newspapers, with responsibility for the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and You magazine. Ted was previously Editor of the Sunday title.
Ben Sledge has been appointed Features Editor at TheGamer. Previously Core Titles Editor at Gfinity Esports, Ben can now be reached on his new email address. He can also be found on Twitter @bensledge
Tom Usher has been appointed Luxury Creative Director for Hearst UK with responsibility for leading the design team on Harper’s Bazaar UK, ELLE UK and Esquire UK. Tom is an award-winning Creative Director who's earned an excellent reputation for creative directing, magazine design and typography for both men’s and women’s titles. His career started at Vogue and GQ, and in 2003 he moved on to art direct men’s style magazine Arena. In 2007, he launched UK Harper’s Bazaar with Lucy Yeomans. Tom joined Marie Claire as Creative Director in 2012 and most recently held the position of Creative Director at Tatler. Tom’s official start date is on the 17 January 2022.
Albert Evans has been promoted to Executive Producer for Video and Audio at inews.co.uk. Previously Video Editor, Albert is interested in hearing about interview opportunities, case studies, and exclusive access. He can be reached via email or found on Twitter @albert_heo
Emily Uwemedimo has been appointed Editor of the IQPC titles CCW Europe Digital and Automotive IQ. She was previously Editor of the online platform Pharma IQ, as well as Digital Content Manager, and is still based in London. Emily can be reached via email or found on LinkedIn.
News UK has announced senior appointments for talkTV and the global Piers Morgan show:
Vivek Sharma (@VivekSharmaTV) has been named Executive Producer, News UK Broadcasting, responsible for talkTV’s output.
Ben Briscoe (@BenWBriscoe) has been named Series Editor for the global primetime Piers Morgan show to air weeknights in the UK, US and Australia.
Martha Holeyman has been appointed as an Assistant Editor on the digital team at Sky News, joining them from her Digital Executive Producer role at Thomson Reuters Foundation. Martha can be found on Twitter @MarthaHoleyman
Pankti Mehta has started at The Telegraph as Multimedia Editor on the Newsroom Innovation team. Pankti, previously Senior Assistant Editor at Forbes India, can now be reached at her new email address.
Maxine Eggenberger is now Acting Assistant Editor at WhoWhatWear UK, covering for Elinor Block who is on maternity leave. Maxine was previously a freelance style editor and formerly Fashion News Editor at Look. She can be reached via email or found on Instagram @maxineeggenberger
Freelance Update - Hannah Smith
Freelance financial journalist Hannah Smith has now returned from maternity leave and is available for commissions. She is currently writing for titles including Times Money Mentor, interactive investor, and FE Trustnet Magazine, and providing copywriting to a range of creative agencies and corporate clients in the financial sector. Contact her via email or visit her website hannahsmithjournalist.co.uk
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