Florido to leave Pedestrian GroupBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Tuesday, 13th August 2019 at 4:55pm
Brian Florido is stepping down the managing director position at the Pedestrian Group to take up a similar post at Val Morgan Digital, effective 9 September 2019.
A new platform of cinema advertising company Val Morgan, Val Morgan Digital will have Florido taking on its publishing and growth activities.
He had been with Pedestrian since joining as commercial director in 2012.
“I feel humbled and privileged to be joining Val Morgan during this exciting time of media convergence. I’m energised to take on the challenge of leading the growth of the newly formed content division – Val Morgan Digital. I can’t wait to get stuck into it and develop innovation across video and native products,” said Florido.Get to know Florido on LinkedIn.
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He had spent the past five years at the sports desk as editor.
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Marshall is well-known for his contributions to leading travel publications including 4×4 Australia, Pat Callinan’s 4×4 Adventures, Camper Australia, and Caravan World.
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Scheduled for release every Thursdays, the publication is designed to educate the public on STEM-related matters, including profilers on leading researchers and new scientific advances.
It will also support the advocacies of industry body STEM Matters, of which Ahern is the CEO.
“There’s definitely a hunger from within the STEM sector, and from the wider community to hear from the experts and be inspired by the progress and results in meeting the biggest challenges that we face as a society. The Brilliant plugs that knowledge gap,” said Ahern.
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Stock assumes Weekend Herald-Sun editor spotBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Wednesday, 05th August 2020 at 4:02pm
The Melbourne Herald-Sun has appointed Dan Stock as its new weekends editor.
The remit calls for him to focus on celebrity profiles and new lifestyle material relatable to Victoria readers.
He has been with the paper for over six years, primarily as Victoria food and restaurant writer.
He also contributes for Delicious.com.au.
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Kitchin opens new publishing firmBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Wednesday, 05th August 2020 at 11:44am
Magazine editor Sido Kitchin is going forward with a new company called School Road Publishing (pictured).
The company is slated to produce four new titles in print and digital form starting October 2020.
School Road will be Kitchin’s first major undertaking since wrapping up as editorial director of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly, Australian Women’s Weekly, Woman’s Day, and Lucky Break when Bauer Media closed down its NZ division.
Former Bauer Media ANZ CEO Stanley Dykzeul has agreed to be School Road’s new consultant.
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