Techday increases global presence and names first Australian community editor

By Craig Daveson in Media News on
Techday announced Patrick Martlew as its first Australian community editor this week. He has been tasked with overseeing local versions of the IT Brief, SecurityBrief and ChannelLife web sites.
 
In his new full-time role, Martlew is responsible for curating global news stories from other Techday sites, whilst also attending local events, launches and conferences to add local flavour to the publication.
 
The appointment of a full time Australian community editor comes as the Techday network continues to rapidly expand, with new overseas community editor hires also planned to manage a growing presence in Africa (IT Brief Africa, and SecurityBrief Africa), as well as the Asian network (SecurityBrief Asia, DataCenterNews Asia, EnterpriseChannel Asia & FutureFive Asia).
 
Meanwhile, former news editor Ashton Young relocated to London in April to lead the new European-focused websites DataCentreNews Europe and SecurityBrief Europe as Techday’s European community editor.
 
Speaking to Influencing, Techday’s editorial team leader Kai Ping Lew said Martlew’s positive, can-do attitude endeared him to the Techday team from the get go.
 
“He's personable and easygoing, which will put him in good standing with the local tech community as he strives to work together with them,” said Lew.
 
“While he will be working remotely, we were still looking for someone who could be a team player while being independent at the same time. Patrick will provide valuable editorial support to our larger editorial team, and we look forward to him growing our Australian sites.”
 
Martlew added that he has always been inspired by the technology sector and has had a profound interest in tech-related studies in the past.
 
As such, he is ready to embrace the unique challenges of writing for enterprise and channel audiences.
 
“Developments in interactive and digital technologies have driven and will continue to drive progressions in human development and interaction in the 21st century, and following these developments as a journalist is something that I find to be fascinating,” said Martlew.
 
“The particular topic areas of security, enterprise and channel are areas of great interest, mainly because of their overarching importance in the tech and business sectors.”
 
“I understand how important these areas are to a lot of people and organisations, and how they affect not only end users, but society in general.”
 
Martlew also explained that he is looking to forge a strong relationship with local PR companies and their staff.
 
“Interview opportunities, events invitations and press releases are all encouraged,” said Martlew.
 
Patrick can be reached at patrickm@techday.com, and via phone on +61 2 9133 8779. General releases can also be forwarded to aupr@techday.com.

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