New lead for HoS
Miriyana Alexander will trade her role as Fairfax Media’s head of news to become editor of the Herald on Sunday in November, the paper reports. The former deputy of the Sunday Star Times will replace Bryce Johns who is moving to a new senior editorial role, it says. Alexander has been a journalist for 24 years.
Banking on a new role
Westpac says it’s in the market for a general manager of strategy, products and marketing – a newly-created role after it aligned marketing with products in a single business unit.
Cooper Street gets the luxury of Time
Cooper Street Media has added a fifth title to its portfolio – Time magazine. Director Miles Gandy says the publication gives it cut through to an educated, high powered and affluent audience. Its other publications are New Zealand Geographic, Pro Photographer, Sky Sport – the magazine and The Red Bulletin.
Devlin back in the team at Radio Sport
Martin Devlin is returning to Radio Sport’s host lineup in the nine to noon slot from next January. He’s replacing veteran Brendan Telfer, who decided not to continue in his role.
“I just love talking sport so to be back working for Radio Sport is a dream for me,” says Devlin. “I have loved my time with Hauraki and am stoked that I will still be involved going forward with some regular guest appearances.”
Telfer was one of the original hosts when Radio Sport launched 15 years ago. “This year I recorded my 40th consecutive year in sports broadcasting and I feel ready for some sort of sabbatical and maybe a bit of a change,” he says.
Devlin’s show will follow the new Crowd Goes Wild Breakfast, hosted by Andrew Mulligan and Mark Richardson.
While a new Hauraki breakfast show is yet to be announced, Devlin’s Hauraki co-host Laura McGoldrick will stay at the station.
True adds to leadership ranks
True says regular business wins have resulted in bolstered ranks of 24 staff, with the most recent being a trio of senior types.
They are Conan Gorbey, Dom Antelme and Clare Waldron. Gorbey has joined from Shine as operations director, bringing experience spanning 15 years at agencies such as Ogilvy, .99 and Saatchi as well as Shine.
Antelme is taking up the role of deputy creative director after spending the past ten years at .99, DDB & Saatchi working on Telecom, Air New Zealand, New World and Tower Insurance and Genesis Energy.
Waldron, previously at Rapp and Consortium, has come on board as group account director.
Googling a replacement
Google has yet to find a replacement to fill the shoes of Henning Dorstewitz, leaving his PR role at the tech giant’s Sydney office today. He’s joining PR agency Haystac.
Drafting in Eade
Alice Eade has joined DraftFCB as a senior account manager, working on Paper Plus, TeachNZ, Lindt, JR/DutyFree and other clients. She joins DraftFCB from Boyd PR.