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Grace Hoffman (@gracethejourno) will be joining the Daily Mirror next week as a Lifestyle Writer. Grace is currently an SEO & Trends Writer on Reach’s South-East team, and a freelance Celebrity News Writer for OK! Magazine.
Lukanyo Mnyanda (@lukanyomnyanda) has been appointed Scotland Correspondent for the Financial Times. Lukanyo, previously Editor of the South African title Business Day, succeeds Mure Dickie, who became the FT’s Asia News Editor (UK) earlier this year.
Freelance Journalist Laura Holt (@lauraholttravel) has been appointed Editor of SOLO, the online magazine of adventure-travel brand Flash Pack, aimed at travellers in their 30s and 40s. Laura, who will be in the role until November, joins Flash Pack from Culture Trip and will be commissioning not just travel but also lifestyle content in her new role.
Kumba Kpakima (@kumbakpakima) was recently appointed Associate Manager, Social Media at GLAMOUR UK. Kumba will be overseeing content across TikTok, Instagram and Facebook alongside her manager Luca Wetherby-Matthews.
Olivia Pym (@OliviaPym) has joined British GQ as Associate Editor for culture and lifestyle. She is open to pitches on a range of topics, from film, TV, music and book trends, to friendships, relationships, social observations and stories on food, drink and travel. Olivia was previously Senior Staff Writer for Esquire.
Richard James (@richjamesuk) is to join the i paper as Executive News Editor after almost three years as Senior Editor, EMEA at Storyful. Prior to joining Storyful he was News Director at BuzzFeed, based in Sydney.
Former England international Karen Carney will join ITV’s football coverage line-up from next season. Karen will work across ITV’s England Women and FA Cup coverage as well as its World Cup team for the Qatar tournament later this year and the Euro 2024 finals.
Chris Simms is now Assistant News Editor at New Scientist and is interested in all things scientific, especially those related to biology, food, drink, history, politics and sport. The role change follows several years as Senior Subeditor and Chris can continue to be reached at the same email address. He can also be found on LinkedIn.