NewsCorp lifestyle titles sold to BauerBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Wednesday, 06th June 2018 at 11:48am
The Bauer Media Group has bought three lifestyle brands - Inside Out, Country Style, and HomeLife.com.au - from NewsCorp Australia.
Bauer Media announced this week that the editorial teams for all three brands will be officially declared Bauer Media employees starting June 19, 2018, when they start working at the company’s offices on Sydney’s 54 Park St.
All staff will retain their existing organisational structure under the aegis of Bauer Homes editor-in-chief Lisa Green. However, Claire Bradley, who was tasked with HomeLife.com.au as NewsLifeMedia associate publisher for homes, will stay on with the company and be given new roles.
“We’re thrilled to bring Inside Out, Country Style, and HomeLife.com.au to Bauer. Although we already have a strong position in the homes category, this acquisition is a natural fit for us in terms of further deepening our category specialisation. We will now be part of the entire customer home journey, no matter what budget, geographical area of aesthetic,” said Bauer GM for publishing Fiorella diSanto.
“These are strong brands with strong teams behind them and we want the best for their future. These titles and their editorial teams are the ideal complement to Bauer’s existing stable of homes titles and we know they will have a strong publishing future with Bauer,” added NewsCorp executive chairman Michael Miller.
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Triple M Brisbane’s The Rush Hour show axedBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Thursday, 20th September 2018 at 3:53pm
Southern Cross Austereo has cancelled Triple M Brisbane drive show The Rush Hour.
RadioToday reported that the network set December 7, 2018 as the last day for The Rush Hour, which airs over Triple M Brisbane and 92.5 GOLD FM. RadioInfo confirmed that hosts Luke Bradnam, Margaux Parker and Ben Dobbin were told that their contracts were up.
SCA’s other drive show, Kennedy Molloy, will take over The Rush Hour’s slot in January 2019.
Hit107 Adelaide introduces 2019 breakfast hostsBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Thursday, 20th September 2018 at 3:47pm
The Hit Network has unveiled the hosts for its breakfast show over Hit107 Adelaide.
Hit Network parent firm Southern Cross Austereo revealed today that Rebecca Morse and Andrew Costello will banner the Bec and Cosi show when it premieres on January 21, 2019. It will succeed the Amos, Cat & Angus show, which will have its farewell broadcast tomorrow.
Hayden Naughton from Triple M Adelaide is joining as the new show’s anchor.
Costello lauded the new opportunity as a chance to carry over his following from hosting Channel 9’s South Aussie with Cosi. The new show is also Morse’s first radio foray since 2012 at SAFM; she is currently hosting TEN Eyewitness News First At Five.
“It’s with great excitement that we welcome both Bec and Cosi back to radio! Together, they bring many years of experience and are truly passionate about Adelaide and Adelaideans. Having heard the show off air I can guarantee it’s a show people will love listening to –
Benedictus leaves Men’s Health for The Father HoodBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Tuesday, 18th September 2018 at 2:56pm
Luke Benedictus has given his notice of resignation as editor of Men’s Health Australia.
Pacific Magazines CEO Gereurd Roberts said in an internal memo that Benedictus will finish up on November 19, 2018 due to family reasons, and start with online portal The Father Hood the next day as content director from his new office in Melbourne. He had been with the magazine for a decade.
Benedictus has agreed to contribute to Men’s Health from time to time, added Roberts.
Co-founded by Benedictus, Andrew McUtchen, and Jeremy Macvean, The Father Hood is geared towards fathers and fathers-to-be. Kids portal The Parent Brand and production company About Bob are partners in the new venture, as reported over B & T.
When asked about Benedictus’ new opportunity, McUtchen said his ability to relate with Australian men and his experiences as a father was a good fit to engage men who want to improve their fatherly skills.
Follow Benedictus on Twitter @lukebenedictus.
Ten Daily welcomes three new editorsBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Tuesday, 18th September 2018 at 2:52pm
Ten Daily’s editors circle has been bolstered with three new faces.
At the top of the list, Network Ten announced today that Anthony Sharwood takes on the sports desk, backed up by many years’ experience at News.com.au, HuffPost Australia, and sports website PlayersVoice. “Just wandered into ten daily and nobody kicked me out so I think I'm the new sports editor. Excited!” read part of Sharwood’s Twitter profile description. Ten Daily managing editor Mel Cornford said Sharwood’s experience will be a vital asset in Ten Daily pushing forward with more sports content.
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Hegedus takes on hit99.5 Sunraysia Breakfast co-hosting jobBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Tuesday, 18th September 2018 at 12:51pm
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“We are thrilled to have Amy join the team and offer a new DNA to the show which compliments the already stellar line up on Hit,” said Southern Cross Austereo regional VIC/SA content director Luke Toohey, as reported over Radio Today.
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Cullen prepares ELLE departureBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Monday, 17th September 2018 at 3:37pm
Justine Cullen is stepping down this month as ELLE Australia’s EIC, Bauer Media announced today.
Cullen said the time had come to concentrate more on her family following a long service with the company. She had been with Bauer Media as an editor for ten years, including the last five years in charge at ELLE.
Current ELLE deputy editor Genevra Leek will be acting EIC pending the selection of a new head.
“Justine’s contribution not only to ELLE, but also to the magazine industry, has been significant,” said Bauer Media Australia GM for publishing Fiorella di Santo.
“Since launching ELLE five years ago, Justine has twice won PA Cover of the Year and has also secured consecutive year-on-year readership increases. She has continued to innovate and bring new ideas that keep the industry fresh, while also delivering engaging content that inspires readers. We want to thank Justine for her incredible contribution and wish her every success for the future.&rdqu