Freelance Update - Zoe Adams
Georgia Barrow has been appointed Editor of The Comet, Archant’s title for North Hertfordshire, Stevenage and part of Central Bedfordshire. Georgia starts the role later this month; she succeeds Anne Suslak, who will take on a Community Content Editor role covering Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
George Bowden (@georgebowden) has been appointed Senior Journalist at BBC News, writing and editing the day’s top stories from the UK and around the world in the newly-formed Digital News team in London. All his details remain the same, email pitches are preferred in the first instance.
Natasha White is now an ESG Reporter for Bloomberg, joining them from Global Witness, where she was an Investigative Journalist. Natasha is based in London and can be reached via email or found on Twitter @ntashawhite
Olivia-Anne Cleary has joined Bustle UK as Senior News Editor. She will be editing and commissioning articles, selecting daily stories, managing writers, and curating the Bustle newsletter. The role includes an emphasis on entertainment, so she is interested to hear about TV and film screenings, media premieres and announcements, celebrity interview opportunities and showbiz events. Specialising in entertainment and culture journalism, Olivia has contributed to UK and international publications such as New York Magazine, British Vogue, The Washington Post, InStyle and Insider. Olivia can be found tweeting at @OliviaACleary
Bethan Harper has started a new role as Editor-in-Chief of Chapter Z magazine. She is open to pitches on music, entertainment, film, fashion, opinions, culture and everything in between. Chapter Z focuses on stories about talent/artists from diverse and marginalised communities, such as the LGBTQ+ community, POC and those with disabilities. Contact Bethan via email or find her on Twitter @BethanMHarps
Michael Booker (@mickbooker) has joined GB News as Editorial Director, where he is in charge of content for TV channel, radio and online. Mick has previously served as Editor of the Sunday Express and Deputy Editor of the Daily Express, and prior to that worked for 10 years on both the Daily Star and Daily Star Sunday.
Chelsea Hughes has been promoted at British Glamour from Digital Multimedia & Picture Editor to Senior Visual Editor after four years in the role. Chelsea will continue to oversee visuals for the Glamour website, including photography, artwork, illustrations, GIFS and commerce galleries. Chelsea also contributes written content for Glamour's interiors, lifestyle and travel sectors. She can be reached via email or found on Instagram @chelshughes92
British GQ has announced the appointment of Mike Christensen as European Lifestyle Editor. In this newly created role, Christensen will oversee watches, cars, health and fitness across GQ’s digital platforms, print magazine and events. Christensen brings 15 years of editorial experience to the role, having worked in the men’s luxury lifestyle sector throughout his career. Previously, he has held the position of Editor-in-Chief at GQ Australia, as well as additional editorial roles at Man About Town, Time+Tide Watches, Mr Porter and Men's Health.
Hanna Woodside has started as Entertainment Director at Grazia, where she will be booking covers, along with commissioning culture and entertainment content across the magazine and online. She is also booking guests for the Grazia Life Advice podcast. Hanna can be reached via email and found on Instagram @hanna_woodside
Samuel Kerr has joined ION Analytics as the Senior ECM Editor, producing equity capital markets intelligence for Dealogic and Mergermarket. He was previously Equities Editor at GlobalCapital.
Liz Pippet-Warner has been appointed Entertainment Producer for ITV's This Morning. Formerly at Lorraine, Good Morning Britain, Great Celebrity Bake Off and Celebrity Sewing Bee, Liz is looking for celebrity interviews with household names for ITV's biggest daytime show.
Shanti Das has joined The Observer as a Reporter. Previously a News Reporter at The Sunday Times, Shanti has also worked for the SWNS in Bristol and New York. She can be reached via email or found on Twitter @shanti_das
Carl Smith, previously Digital Lead at heat, has joined OfficialCharts.com as Editor. Carl will be leading digital content plans and delivery and preparing for the brand’s 70th anniversary this year. He can be found on Twitter @CarlosSmith
Prudence Wade has been promoted to Assistant Lifestyle Editor at PA Media, where she was previously a Features Writer. Prudence covers all areas of lifestyle, including fashion, beauty, health, wellbeing, food and more. She also commissions weekly reviews of book releases, plus interviews with celebrity chefs and food writers with new cookbooks. Prudence can be reached via email or found on LinkedIn.
Hannah Roberts has started a new role as Special Projects Editor at PEI. Hannah, previously Senior Reporter at Law.com, will be covering trends in the world of private equity. She can be found on Twitter @hannahgroberts_
Savan Gandecha has joined PinkNews in London as a Content Creator. Savan will be creating a variety of PinkNews content (LGBT+ Culture, Lifestyle, News and Trans) for all their social media accounts. He can be reached via email or found on Twitter @savangandecha
Jennifer Rigby has started a position at Reuters as Global Health Correspondent. Jennifer previously worked freelance and wrote for The Telegraph's global health section. She can be found on Twitter @jriggers and LinkedIn.
Emma Luther has joined the team at SoGlos as a Senior Staff Writer. Emma can be reached via phone and email; the SoGlos team can be found on social media @soglos
Freelance Update - Zoe Adams
Zoe Adams has now gone freelance after returning from maternity leave. She is available for editorial and commercial commissions and covers everything from lifestyle sectors and parenting, to celebrity news, royals and SEO content. Zoe has previously worked for OK! Online as Lifestyle and Features Editor and as an SEO Editor for Global brands.
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