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Thompson departs TechDay

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Journalist Zach Thompson (pictured) has left his position as News Editor at TechDay, leaving the specialist publisher room to hire Kaleah Salmon.  Thompson had been with the outlet since January 2022, wrapping up his tenure with eighteen months of experience, and is now looking for his next role.  “Truthfully, I'm unsure at this stage what my next position might look like - all I know is I'll be following my passions!” said Thompson.  Tech Day has since brought on Kaleah Salmon. Starting her position on the 15th of May, she brings the editorial team to seven total members. "We're excited to have Kaleah and her high energy levels join our team. This will enable us to continue to grow our weekly news coverage", said Sean Mitchell, Publisher, TechDay. Salmon heralding from Sydney, had previously wrote part-time for The Ministry of Sport, after graduating from UTS in 2021.  This follows last week's news of Tech Day promoting news editor Tom Raynel to the position of editoria

David Koch departs Sunrise after two decades

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Australia’s longest-serving breakfast host David “Kochie” Koch has announced that he will step down from Seven’s breakfast program Sunrise after 21 years at the helm.  In a long LinkedIn post, Kochie said that after over 5300 shows and 16,000 hours of live TV, it is time to work business hours and have a “bit of flexibility” to focus on his family business, Pinstripe Media.  “I have loved every single minute. And I'm incredibly proud of what we've achieved over the last 21 years,” he said.  I've been privileged to experience so many adventures, to meet so many incredible people and to cover so many moments of history in the making. It really is the world's best job. “What I'll miss most is working with the entire Sunrise team... especially Nat, Beretts and Dave Walters who have been with me for virtually the entire time on the show. I reckon I've spent more time with them than my family and it has been an utter joy. “I'll miss you the Sunrise viewers who ha

Williams steps down as CEO of GSLM

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CEO of Great Southern Land Media, John Williams has announced that he will step down from his role and General Sales Manager Simon Rub will take over the reins.  In a LinkedIn post, 92.7 MixFM and 91.9 SeaFM posted the departure of Williams as he reflected that it is the “perfect time” to begin his next adventure.  “There is still a lot more to achieve in the media and in the community. I’m also looking forward to working on some specific projects for GSL Media.  “My time with 92.7 MIX FM and 91.9 SEA FM have been some of the best times of my life and career. I am particularly proud of my team's role in raising over $1 million for local charities during the past 18 months. It’s also pretty good to have the No 1 & 2 stations in the market”. Williams recognises that his success is not his alone. "I am blessed to have such an amazing team of talented individuals around me," he said. Chair of GSLM, Rhys Holleran congratulated Williams for building a “great cultu

Jenkins takes the reins as Editor of frankie

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Shannon Jenkins has been promoted to the role of Editor of frankie magazine.  In her new role, Jenkins will lead the editorial team by curating ideas, writing, interviewing, sourcing content, and proofing the magazine.  Prior to this, Jenkins was the assistant editor and digital editor of the magazine for nearly two years.  Jenkins began her career as a political reporter at Uni Poll Watch and moved to Upstaff taking the role of staff writer and chief of staff.  She has also worked as a Journalist at Private Media for more than two years. shannon@frankiepress.com.au is the best email address to catch her on. 

EXCLUSIVE: Bonyhady joins Fin

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The Australian Financial Review has recruited Nick Bonyhady, technology editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, to join its technology team, replacing Yolanda Redrup. It’s the second time the AFR has looked to its Nine sister title for tech talent. Former Herald/Age telco and media reporter Zoe Samios has also jumped across to the Fin. In a relatively short time on the technology beat, Bonyhady has quickly developed a reputation for being a skilled investigative, breaking news reporter, excelling in his coverage of the turbulent online delivery space as well as his coverage of failed marketing tech company Metigy. Prior to taking on the tech beat, Bonyhady was the paper’s industrial relations reporter, where he shuttled between Sydney and Canberra, covering federal IR issues. A former editor of University of Sydney newspaper Honi Soit, Bonyhad kicked off his career in the legal space as a staff writer at Law Press of Australia. Bonyhady replaced Yolanda Redrup, who wi

TechDay finds Editorial Team Leader internally

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TechDay’s news editor Tom Raynel has been promoted to Editorial Team Leader after five months with the company.  Raynel will take on the responsibility of news, sponsored content and the review programmes, with the rest of the editorial team reporting directly to him.  "Tom has been a fantastic addition to our team, and this promotion is a recognition of his skills and hard work". says Sean Mitchell, Publisher, TechDay The appointment will relieve Mitchell of duties at TechDay, saying that it “also represents part of my move away from day-to-day publishing work, so I can focus on our coding and AI initiatives," You can contact TechDay at their new email address for pitches at editors@techday.com. Former TechDay managing editor Mitchell Hageman earlier this year became a multimedia journalist at Hawkes Bay Today.

ARN announces regional news expansion

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ARN has announced its first phase of regional news expansion with the introduction of a series of local news initiatives in the Spencer Gulf and Eyre Peninsula regions in South Australia, broadcasting an extended 20-minute local news bulletin, delving deep into the week’s big stories.  Led by Fiona Ellis-Jones, ARN’s Head of News and Information, these initiatives are the blueprint for the similar formats across ARN’s other regional markets.  Fiona Ellis-Jones said the team’s goal is to “establish deeper connections” with local communities by keeping them informed on local issues.  “ARN recognises the importance of local news in regional communities, and we’re excited to be launching our extended bulletins and longer form content to the residents of Spencer Gulf and the Eyre Peninsula, providing them with the news they need and deserve. “We will continue to invest in regional newsrooms and look forward to expanding our offerings across all our regional markets

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