The new positions at Fairfax have been announced, here is the email that hit SMH journos’ inboxes, national topic editors cover The Age and SMH as far as we understand UPDATE: The Age now included below:
SMH Mon-Fri Print Editor – Richard Woolveridge
Richard is a 40 year veteran of media who has spent the past 14 years working in digital media. He began as local government and crime reporter, was editor of the South London Press from 1980-90, chairman of the Guild of British Newspaper Editors from 1988-90, before moving to Australia. He is a Walkley Award winner in the headline category and was deputy chief sub and acting chief sub of the SMH before moving to digital publishing.
Heath Gilmore has been appointed Deputy Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald (Mon-Fri) print edition.
SMH Saturday Print Editor -Judith Whelan
Judith has more than 25 years’ experience in newspaper and magazine journalism in Australia and Britain. She has been the Saturday editor of the Sydney Morning Herald since August last year after spending seven years as the editor of Good Weekend. Before joining Good Weekend Judith was assistant editor of the Herald, overseeing features, opinion and arts coverage. She was nominated for Walkley Awards while reporting in the transport and health rounds for the Herald.
Sun Herald Print Editor -Kate Cox
Kate has worked at Fairfax Media for 14 years including stints in the Canberra Press Gallery and as health reporter, property reporter and Olympics reporter. Kate developed S magazine and in recent years has been a regular on radio and TV. She has edited numerous sections including Travel, Sunday Metro, My Career, Tempo, Life.com mag, Fit for Life and the children’s pages. Most recently she has been the successful editor of Sunday Life.
smh.com.au Editor -Conal Hanna
Conal Hanna was a founding member of Fairfax’s brisbanetimes.com.au in 2007 and has been its Managing Editor for the past three years. Before that, he worked in newspapers and magazines, writing and editing everything from news and sport to travel, food and opinion. He has a strong commitment to innovation in journalism.
Tablet Editor -Stephen Hutcheon
Stephen has been tablet editor since December 2011. At the Herald, he has been foreign editor, China correspondent, online editor, online technology editor and national online sections editor. A member of three Walkley Award winnings teams, Stephen has been a fellow at Harvard University’ Joan Shorenstein Centre for Press, Politics and Public Policy and has also taught online journalism at university.
Deputy News Director (day) -Tom Allard
AM Deputy News Director AM – Liam Phillips
PM Deputy News Director PM – Tom Reilly
National Topic Editors
Entertainment – Monique Farmer
Society – Adam Morton
Life – Sue Bennett
Foreign – Connie Levett
Business – Mark Hawthorne
Food and Wine – Lisa Hudson*
Travel – Lauren Quaintance*
Drive – Toby Hagon*
Managing Editor (National) – Mark Baker*
Local Topic Editors
State – Sherrill Nixon (Sherrill will take up her position at the completion of her duties overseeing the newsroom review in late 2012)
Investigations/Feature Writers – Anne Davies
Community – Kathryn Wicks, who will be responsible for the new social media team led by Georgia Waters.
Sport – Ian Fuge*
Justice – Lisa Davies*
Domain – Stephen Nicholls*
For The Age:
News Director – Steve Foley
Mon-Fri Print Editor – Mark Fuller
Saturday Age Editor – Margie Easterbrook
Sunday Age Editor – Mark Forbes
Online Editor – Daniel Sankey*
Tablet Editor – David Dick*
AM Deputy News Director – Craig Dixon
PM Deputy News Director – Dan Silkstone
Weekend Deputy News Director – Melissa Singer
State Editor – Michelle Griffin
Justice Editor – Dan Oakes
Social Media Editor – Angus Holland
Investigations/Features Editor – Graham Reilly
Community Editor – Paul Austin
Weekend Features Editor – Mary-Anne Toy
Sports Editor- Alex Lavelle*
Images Editor & Edit Operations Manager – Viki Lascaris*
Video Editor – Andrew Webster