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July 21, 2016 - Comments Off on Junkee Media Promotions and New Hires

Junkee Media Promotions and New Hires

Junkee Media has promoted entertainment and features editor Meg Watson to the role of editor of JUNKEE.

Watson, who will be based at Junkee Media’s Melbourne office, joined Junkee as weekend editor in 2014 before joining the publishing company as a full-time staff writer last year. She was promoted to entertainment and features editor four months ago.

Junkee Media managing editor, Darren Levin said, “Over the past three years Junkee has become a real incubator for some of the country’s best young writers and editors, and one of the most pleasing things about this round of appointments is that we’ve been able to promote from within. I couldn’t be happier with the team we’ve built, and along with the recent strides we’ve made in video, the future looks great!”

Junkee Media has also appointed Osman Faruqi as Junkee news and political editor. Faruqi has written for Guardian Australia, GQ and Vice and co-hosts FBi Radio’s news and current affairs program Backchat. He also is the co-founder of polling firm MetaPoll.

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Junkee Media’s music title FasterLouder has also had a new editor appointed with Lachlan Kanoniuk promoted to the role. He was previously a staff writer for the website and was previously the Australia/New Zealand editor for Vice’s electronic music channel, Thump.

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Jules LeFevre has also joined the team as a staff writer, working predominantly across FasterLouder and Junkee Media’s dance music site, inthemix, while Melbourne writer and critic Tom Clift has joined as Junkee’s weekend editor.

Duggan said: “I’m very proud of the content Darren and his team create every day, from breaking news to helping to explain the topics that Australian millennials really care about. As the media landscape continues to evolve, we’re always adapting to stay one step ahead of it and produce content that adds to the conversation, not just the noise.”

Journalist Sinead Stubbins who has written for the likes of Vulture, Pitchfork and Vice, and video journalist James Branson, editor of Sneaky Magazine and former editor of Penthouse Magazine, also joined the team in March.

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July 20, 2016 - No Comments!

Junkee Media Has Been Named As Finalist In Three Categories In The 2016 Publish Awards

This year’s Publish Award finalists have been announced and Junkee Media has made the cut for not one but three awards.

The Publish Awards recognises the top print and online publishers and this year Junkee Media CEO Neil Ackland has been shortlisted for Publish Executive of the year, JUNKEE's American Act has been nominated for Best use of short-form video, and Junket, the unconference that brings together some of Australia's best and brightest influencers has been nominated for Event of the year (consumer/custom).

The shortlist was complied by some of the industry’s most renowned experts who reviewed 270 submissions before today’s announcement. The winners will be revealed at a gala dinner on September, 15.

 

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