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Aaron Stokes (@aaronjstokes), previously Assistant Sports Editor at the Daily Star, has joined The Chronicle as their Newcastle United Editor. Aaron can be reached via email.
Alison Boshoff (@alisonboshoff) has been promoted to Chief Showbiz Writer at the Daily Mail, writing a weekly column for the paper, taking over from Baz Bamigboye. She will continue to write for Femail, Daily Mail News and MailOnline.
Jesse Whittock has joined Deadline as International TV Co-Editor. He will be working alongside Max Goldbart, who holds the same title. Jesse was previously Insight Editor at Broadcast.
Rachel Avery (@rachelavery) has been promoted to Senior Homes & Parenting Writer for HELLO! Online; she will be covering homewares, interiors trends, household tips, real-life home stories and property statistics as well as baby products, parenting advice and real-life parenting stories.
Indira Mann has been appointed Editor of Historic Scotland magazine. She is currently a Communications & Knowledge Exchange Executive for Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage.
Incisive Media and its titles have been acquired by two media and events businesses, Arc and The Channel Company. Under the terms of the deal, Incisive Media and its finance and sustainability brands have been bought by UK-based Arc, the global data, events and media platform best-known for its portfolio of agriculture titles, including Farmers Guardian and its associated events. The acquired titles are Investment Week, Professional Pensions, Professional Adviser, Cover, International Investment, Financial Services Forum and BusinessGreen. Meanwhile, Incisive’s technology titles Computing, CRN and Channel Partner Insight CPI) are acquired by US-based The Channel Company. This deal reunites CRN with its market-leading US counterpart – also called CRN. Both Arc and The Channel Company are backed by investment funds managed by US-based Eagle Tree Capital.
Sharn Rayment (@Sharnlr) has been appointed Senior Digital Producer (freelance) for the next season of ITV’s Love Island. Sharn will oversee all social content production and output across the 2022 series.
Elliot Chappell (@elliot_chappell) has been promoted to Editor at LabourList. Elliot joined the title as a Reporter in 2019 and can continue to be reached at the same email address.
Lizzie Thomson (@_lizziethomson) has been promoted to Senior Lifestyle Reporter at Metro.co.uk. Lizzie started working freelance for the lifestyle desk in 2019, taking on a permanent role in early 2021. She will continue to cover food, mental health, fashion, culture, travel, and property.
Simon Murfitt (@simonmurfitt1) has joined Newsquest as Editor at their London office, overseeing the Watford Observer and Epping Forest Guardian. Simon was previously a Content Editor / Site Lead at Reach plc.
Reuters has launched the newsletter Sustainable Switch, which covers the latest ESG news and how to make sustainable business decisions. Sustainable Switch is written and curated by Sharon Kits Kimathi, Energy and ESG Editor, Reuters Digital. The newsletter is free and comes out every Tuesday and Thursday.
Yousra Elbagir (@YousraElbagir) will join Sky News this summer in the role of Africa Correspondent. Yousra has previously worked as a foreign reporter for Channel 4 News and Vice; she is also an accomplished long-form filmmaker and as a multi-platform freelance journalist has contributed to a number of national and international news outlets across TV, print and radio. Yousra will replace the UK-bound John Sparks.
Gareth Corfield (@GazTheJourno) has moved from The Register to The Telegraph, assuming the role of Senior Technology Reporter. He can be reached via email.
Ariane Sherine (@ArianeSherine) has been appointed Editor of thesethreerooms.com, the sister website to Kitchens Bedrooms & Bathrooms magazine. Ariane is looking to receive any content relevant to kitchen, bedroom and bathroom design, product launches and industry updates.
Naomi Smart, previously British Vogue’s Shopping Director, was appointed Commerce Director at the title in October, 2021. She now leads the Commerce Team, which includes Joy Montgomery, who joins British Vogue as Senior Commerce Writer. Montgomery previously worked at Who What Wear. Henrik Lischke, previously from The Sunday Times Style has also joined the affiliates shopping features team as Commerce Writer. They collectively cover fashion, beauty, interiors and travel.
Rob Reddick (@redique) has been appointed Science Editor (UK), where he will be leading coverage of health, biotech, climate, energy, space and robotics. Rob was previously Commissioning Editor, COVID-19 at The Conversation UK.
Freelance Update - Lottie Cannon
Lottie Cannon is a teen food blogger available for comment and interview on all things food, baking, anti-diet culture, veganism, food fads and eating disorders. Her blog of tried and tested recipes promotes healthy enjoyment of food for teens and young adults. She is available on email, Twitter @Lottiecannon03 and Instagram @eat.teen
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