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ABC appoints chief digital and information officer

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ABC has announced the appointment of former Nine technology chief Damian Cronan to the role of chief digital and information officer. Cronan joins the broadcaster from his most recent position as chief information and technology officer at Nine and has a vast two decades of experience across various media organisations in chief technology officer roles including Nine MSN, Stan and Nine Network. ABC managing director David Anderson said that the team is looking forward to Cronan joining them.  “Damian will play a key role in the delivery of the ABC Five-Year Plan as we continue to transform to be the nation’s most trusted and valued digital content provider across all platforms,” Anderson said.  Cronan said that he is “honoured and humbled” to be appointed to head up the broadcaster’s digital unit.  “I’m excited to be given the opportunity to join David and the team and contribute to the ABC’s mission and future success,” Cronan said.  ABC’s acting chief

The Advertiser appoints investigations editor

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Andrew Hough has been promoted to the role of investigations editor at The Advertiser.  In his new role, Hough will be covering a variety of issues including law and order, politics and general news.  Prior to his promotion, he was a senior journalist at the masthead covering the COVID-19 pandemic.  Hough is excited to take up his “absolute dream job” after more than 9 years of working as a senior journalist including 7 years in the UK.  He has held other journalism roles including home news reporter at The Telegraph for more than five years, UK correspondent for Reuters and a journalist at Evening Standard.  Hough began his career at The Advertiser as a journalist, working for more than three years.    

SCA announces regional appointments

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SCA has announced new appointments to a raft of newly created content roles for Hit and Triple M stations and other regional networks.   Nathan Bongiovanni begins at Hit103.1 in Townsville as assistant content director and announcer from the Workday shift at regional Hit Network while Carley Whittington commences as Triple M workday announcer from Townsville’s Hit103.1 and Alicia Foster as the new Hit Queensland breakfast producer working on Hit Breakfast with Cliffo & Gabi. Blair Woodcock, SCA head of content – regional said that the new hires and the newly created roles are a sign of growth and development for the team and to strengthen the regional radio market.  “It’s great to announce these moves as it reflects the growth and development of our existing team and allows us to open the door to more content creators who are excited about creating fiercely local content with SCA. We have existing roles to fill, and exciting new opportunities yet to be announced,”

ABC News appoints NSW weather presenter

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The ABC has announced the appointment of Tom Saunders as the new meteorologist and weather presenter for the NSW 7 pm news bulletin. Saunders takes over the role from Graham Creed who farewelled the broadcaster in February after having worked for 14 years.  Saunders said that he is excited to take up the opportunity of being a broadcast meteorologist on the 7 pm news, sharing his knowledge with the audience.  “It’s an honour to be given the responsibility to provide accurate, engaging reports as climate change increasingly shifts weather into having a critical role in people’s lives,” Saunders said.  “The weather is an endlessly fascinating topic and problem to solve because no two days are ever exactly the same – the forecast challenge is infinite. My philosophy on presenting weather is to always respect my audience by providing clear and accurate information in understandable language which can be used to help people’s everyday decision-making.”  Tom Saunder

Man of Many appoints head of social

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Australia’s largest men’s lifestyle publication Man of Many has appointed former news.com.au senior video and social producer John Guanzon as head of social. With a vast experience of more than 12 years in digital content production, Guanzon joins the team with a unique skill set in the news media, film and television industry and creates engaging social content to connect with the audiences.  Guanzon said that he is excited to join the publication and develop the content strategy and social presence to the next level.  “It’s such an exciting time to be joining the team at Man of Many, amid all their success to date. Frank, Scott and the team have built an industry-leading brand and it’s only going from strength to strength,” Guanzon said. Co-founder of Man of Many, Frank Arthur said that the team recognises that it is vital to “harness the power of social” to create content to connect with the audience as social media is a crucial part of any media brand’s con

InnovationAus appoints Hendry as editor

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EXCLUSIVE - InnovationAus.com has appointed former deputy editor of iTnews, Justin Hendry, as the new editor of the publication. Hendry will lead the editorial side of the publication covering breaking news, with emphasis on the government’s use of technology, cybersecurity and privacy.  "I've long admired InnovationAus for its sharp reporting, which sheds light on important issues that are underrepresented in mainstream mastheads or altogether lost in the noise of today.” Hendry said. "The change of government in May was a natural bookend in technology policy, but the scale of issues both on the horizon - and in the rear view mirror - mean the next three years will be very important,”  “So, I'm keen to get stuck in, and focus both on familiar topics around government IT cyber security and privacy, but also new areas like space and energy transition." Founder and editorial director of InnovationAus James Riley revealed to Influencing the admiration he has for Hendry, la

The Daily Aus announces editorial hires

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The Daily Aus has welcomed three new hires to the editorial team with Lucy Tassell joining the team as a sub-editor, while Chloe Christie and Sunny Adcock as content producers.  Tassel will be responsible for fact-checking, sub-editing and researching upcoming news sources.  Prior to that, she was a media advisor to NSW Upper House MLC, Emma Hurst. She has also worked as an audio specialist at Atomi education, coach and content writer at Masters Academy Training and has worked as an intern at Theatre Mainline and the ABC.  Chloe Christie enters the group as a multimedia journalist. Prior to this role, Christie was with the Seven Network as a 7News field producer and an assistant chief of staff.  Sunny Adcock joins the Daily Aus after helming various editorial positions including editor at UTS Vertigo, media assistant and program host at Ethnic Communities Council of NSW, and national social and video news producer at Network 10.   

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