Fairfax announcements on new positions

22 Aug

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.


News Directors

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*

* Incumbent

For The Age:

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



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