Press Moves

Press Moves

The Agility team is pleased to deliver your weekly roundup of moves, job opportunities and key industry updates.

Agility PR Solutions appreciates your input and hopes that you find the Press Moves bulletin useful, keeping you up-to-date with media changes across the globe.

North America

News Media

Globe and Mail: Rachel Giese (@rachelagiese) has joined as Deputy National Editor – Health, Education and Families. Giese leaves Xtra Magazine where she’s been the Editorial Director since 2018.

New York Times: Jenny Vrentas (@JennyVrentas) has joined the editorial team.

Heartland Media & Publishing, Inc.: has acquired The Raymore Journal (@raymorejournal) from Wathena,Kan.-based Kansas Chief Printing & Publishing. Heartland Media President Tyson Fisher (@fishertyson) is a former Raymore Journal reporter.

San Antonio Express News: Lauren Caruba (@LaurenCaruba) has left the title.

Washington Post, The: Sammy Westfall (@sammy_westfall) has been named Editor of Today’s WorldView newsletter.

Broadcast Media

CBS 11: Alexis Wainwright (@awainwrighttv) has joined as a Reporter.

CHEK News: Laura Brougham (@laurabrougham) has joined as a Digital News Editor.

Global News BC: Kim Magi (@kmagi) has joined as a Producer.

K97.5 FM: Trevor Chikowski (@tchikowski) has moved from the role of music director and midday host at The Bull 92.9 (CKBL-FM) to host afternoons in Kamloops at Classic Rock K97.5 (CKRV-FM) and K96.3 (CKKO-FM).

NBC News: Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) has been promoted to Senior National Political Reporter.

Culture, Entertainment & the Arts

Catholic Register: Peter Stockland, who has been a regular columnist for more than 10 years, has been named publisher of The Catholic Register (@CatholicRegistr) by the brand’s board of directors. He replaces Mike Simpson, who is retiring. 

Gold Derby: Denton Davidson (@GoldDerby) is now Senior Editor.

UK & Ireland

News Media (Regional)

Swindon Advertiser: Ryan Evans (@RyanE_journo) has joined as Court and Crime Reporter.

Southern Daily Echo: Ben Fishwick (@ben_fishwick) has been appointed Editor.

Broadcast Media

RTE News: Brian O’Donovan (@BrianOD_News) named Work and Technology Correspondent.

Business & Commerce

WealthBriefing: Shirin Aguiar (@wealthbriefing) has been named Reporter across WealthBriefing, Wealthbriefing Asia and Family Wealth Report.

Consumer Lifestyle

Bustle: Jessica Morgan (@jnoahmorgan) has been appointed Senior Editor (Editorial and Branded Content) and is fully remote. Jessica would like PRs and everyone in between to directly request her delivery address before sending anything.

Journal, The: Sophie Hardcastle (@mrporterlive) has been promoted to Deputy Style Director.

Lookfantastic: Penny Lafferty (@lookfantastic) has been named Senior Beauty Writer.

Well Curated: Tara Kavanagh-Dowsett (@wellcurated.co.uk) has been named Fashion Editor.

Healthcare & Medicine

BMJ, The: Kamran Abbasi (@KamranAbbasi) replaces Fiona Godlee as Editor-in-Chief.

World Moves

Asia, Middle East & Africa

Bloomberg News: Lorretta Chan (@lorretta_chan) has joined the Hong Kong Bureau. She was previously a senior reporter at Asian Private Banker.

Eastern Europe

Femina.hu: Hajnalka Somodi has been appointed Editor-in-Chief.

IT Business Hungary: Attila Schopp (@itbonline) has been named Editor-in-Chief.

RTL.hu: a new Hungarian online news portal has launched. Gábor Bordás has been named Editor-in-Chief.

Wyborcza.pl Opole: Mariusz Lodzinski (@lodzinskimario) has been appointed Editor-in-Chief.

Western Europe

Augsburger Allgemeine: Lena Jakat (@lenajakat) has been appointed Executive Editor and a member of the editorial board at the Augsburger Allgemeine newspaper. She previously worked at the Süddeutsche Zeitung and Media Lab Bayern.

Bloomberg News: Patrick Donahue (@patrickjdo) has been appointed European Government Editor at Bloomberg News in Berlin after an eight-year stint as a German political correspondent at the outlet.

Das Haus: Folkert Siemens (@das_haus) becomes Editor-in-Chief of Hubert Burda's magazine Das Haus, replacing Gaby Miketta who is retiring.

Das Neue Blatt: Eike Lange, Editor-in-Chief of Neue Post and various monthly magazines at Bauer Media Group, takes over as Editor-in-Chief of Das Neue Blatt. He replaces Petra Hansen-Blank, who is retiring after 34 years at the publisher.

DIE ZEIT: Tanja Stelzer, (@TanjaStelzer) formerly Head of the Dossier section of DIE ZEIT, becomes a member of the editorial board at the weekly newspaper. The section is now headed by Malte Henk alongside Wolfgang Uchatius.

FOCUS: Franziska Reich (@FOCUS_Magazin) has been appointed Head of Politics and a member of the editorial board at FOCUS magazine. She was previously Head of the Politics and Economics section of Stern.

ORF: Benedikt Fuchs (@fuchsbene) is promoted to Editor-in-Chief at the Lower Austria state studio of ORF, replacing Robert Ziegler who has become State Director at the public broadcaster.

Press Opportunities

North American Opportunities

Reporter/Editor, Madison County Journal, https://bit.ly/3mWfI0p

Associate Editor & Producer, The Neshoba Democrat, https://bit.ly/3EOOaQF

Reporter, Midland Reporter-Telegram, https://bit.ly/3HxVtOr

Audience Lead, The Salt Lake Tribune, https://bit.ly/3JCnAxP

News Producer, WJLA, https://bit.ly/3FT2bOP

UK Opportunities

PR, Content and Media Executives, Liberty PR, https://bit.ly/3Hyz6bL

Journalists x2, Tindle Newspapers Limited, https://bit.ly/3sVJQg4

Features Writer/Senior Sub-Editor, Henley Standard, https://bit.ly/3FVjY7J

Magazine Editor, Euromedia Associates, https://bit.ly/31mZNRc

Wildflower Magazine experienced freelance Sub-editor required. Applications can be sent to zoe.levey@wildflowerpress.co.uk

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