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Cuthbert joins SENZ

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Shane Cuthbert has been appointed head of racing at SENZ.  Cuthbert will lead the team of digital strategy for New Zealand racing content throughout SENZ digital platforms, creating thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing content for SENZ’s expanding industry partnerships. SEN chief executive Craig Hutchison said the appointment is crucial to expand SENZ’s racing content.  “This is a great appointment for SENZ and I’m excited by what Shane and his team will be able to achieve both for SENZ and our racing partners. Our partners have empowered us to deliver unique and compelling digital content to promote their codes and we look forward to helping tell their stories and demonstrate what makes racing so special,” Hutchison said. Cuthbert said that he is grateful for the opportunity to join the SENZ team and is looking forward to being a part of it.  “I think it’s an important step in the right direction to enhance racing coverage in New Zealand,” he said.   

Mansour returns to Are Media

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Chanelle Mansour has returned to Are Media to the role of streaming and subscriptions content producer after a three-month gig as communications & social media specialist at Fitillion. The new role will see Mansour creating, commissioning and editing content about the latest shows dropping on streaming platforms. Erin Doyle, Digital managing editor of commercial content at Are Media welcomed Mansour saying the team is “lucky to have her back”. Mansour was previously a digital content producer at Are Media, social media and content executive at Prospector and a director of student publications at Western Sydney University. Mansour’s appointment is immediately effective.   

KBI launches new cyber podcast

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Karissa Breen’s KBI Media has launched a new podcast which aims to inspire young people to consider a career in cybersecurity. Called ‘Destination Cyber’, the podcast will be hosted by Lachlan Corne and will talk to a range of security professionals highlighting the different roles within the industry, as well as the different journeys that might lead someone to the sector. “The skills shortage is real, especially in cybersecurity,” said Breen. “So we wanted to create a podcast, that interviews people about the different pathways you can take into the industry.” Breen said there was a misconception that cybersecurity professionals were all “dudes in hoodies” who spent their days hacking. The reality is there are many roles related to cybersecurity that present different pathways and entry points into the industry. Breen pointed to her own “unconventional pathway” into security, which saw her move into security having previously worked in media and marketing r

Curtis joins The West Australian

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Katina Curtis has been appointed as the Canberra bureau chief at The West Australian.  Curtis will be covering politics, cake, books, fashion, photos, and rugby. Prior to that, she was a journalist at the SMH and the Age for more than two years.  Curtis has also worked as a journalist at AAP for nearly a decade.   

Caisley begins at Sky News

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Olivia Caisley has commenced as a political reporter at Sky News Australia.  Prior to that, she assumed various editorial roles at The Australian, most recently as the politics and investigation editor at The Oz.  Caisley tweeted her move stating that she needs to “get used to a new medium”. “After seven glorious years in print, I’m thrilled to be starting as a political reporter at Sky News Australia,” she said.  Caisley has worked as a social media manager for the author Anna Funder, a communications intern at The Lowy Institute for International Policy and a contributor at Broadsheet Media.  

McArthur bids adieu after 25 years

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Grant McArthur has announced that he will be departing the Herald Sun after a celebrated 16-year stint. The outgoing health editor has tweeted his farewell saying that after having worked for 25 years as a journalist, “this week will be his last” at the Herald Sun. “I can't begin to describe how much I have loved my work, the value I place in journalism, nor the pride I have felt every day at being a tiny part of it. Mostly though, I just feel honoured that so many people have trusted me to help tell their stories,” he said.  “Every day I get to be inspired by the efforts of others who are determined to make the world better - and I hope I've managed to convey at least a little of their work, struggles & lives to the wider world. Thanks for letting me be a part of it.” Sky News’ Victorian political reporter Simon Love tweeted that “it was an amazing innings.” “Very sad to see you leave the industry, hopefully catch up around the place before you go,” L

Private Media to publish Inc. Australia

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Private Media is expanding its business footprint, acquiring the license for Inc. Australia and appointing former Buzzfeed editor Simon Crerar as editor-in-chief of the new SmartCo Media business. With the Inc. Australian masthead to be published alongside SmartCompany, Private Media has promoted Oliva McDonnell as managing director across the pair of mastheads, while Eloise Keating, who was previously editor of SmartCompany, will become news editor for both. Influencing recently exclusively reported the appointment last week of Tegan Jones as SmartCompany’s Senior Tech Reporter. She starts at Private Media today. Inc. is a business masthead with a strong bent toward innovation, start-ups and technology. It describes itself as the “only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders”. Inc. Australian will be licensed from US-based Mansueto Ventures, which as

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