Kerrie McCallum appointed editor-in-chief of Sunday Magazine

Kerrie McCallum, who yesterday stepped down as editor of InStyle Magazine, has been announced as editor-in-chief of Sunday Magazine.

McCallum will begin in October at the NewsLifeMedia publication, reporting to managing director Nicole Sheffield.

Sunday Magazine is distributed in Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph and Melbourne’s Sunday Herald Sun.

McCallum was editor of Pacific Magazine’s InStyle Magazine for four years. Prior to that she was editor of Shop Til You Drop for five years.

Sheffield said: “I am delighted that the talented and creative Kerrie McCallum is joining NewsLifeMedia. She is an experienced and focused editor with a strong track record of developing amazing products that connect with consumers. Under her leadership Sunday will develop beyond a fabulous magazine into an incredibly successful platform.”

McCallum added: “Sunday is such a dynamic magazine and this is a fantastic new challenge for me. I am really looking forward to working with the wonderfully diverse content across print and digital and evolving Australia’s highest circulating weekly magazine. I’m particularly excited about what we can build and create with Sunday.”


  1. Marina Go
    31 Jul 12
    9:20 pm

  2. That is such a great appointment. Kerrie is one of the country’s most talented editors. Congratulations Kerrie and Nicole.

  3. oh
    1 Aug 12
    9:34 am

  4. Just once I would like to see a leading Editor not use a photo chopped image as their profile pic. Take the lead please editors!

  5. zumabeach
    1 Aug 12
    2:23 pm

  6. Will the magazine now have stories that all sorts of people – not just 20-something girlies who don’t buy newspapers anyway – want to read? In fact, will it have stories at all or just more vapid interviews with this week’s “star of the day” who most actual buyers of the paper have never heard of and are happy to keep it that way? The appointment of a fashion mag editor is hardly an encouraging sign – more pages of cheap clothes, bargain basement cosmetics and mindless columns from navel-gazers about how they can’t score a boy friend. Erk. But then again maybe it’s all about pushing advertisers’ products and so forget any idea of real stories about real life.

  7. Nigel
    1 Aug 12
    2:50 pm

  8. It’s a big shame they’ve shafted the very talented Sara Mulcahy though. Sunday magazine is the only magazine within the NewsLifeMedia stable that actually makes any money, so to turf her out on her ear is a very perplexing decision.

  9. kelly b
    1 Aug 12
    2:59 pm

  10. I hope Kerrie lets the content at Sunday, unlike at times at Instyle, be underpinned by good journaslistic reserch and attention to detail. I respect good sound journalism, not self promotion puff pieces and deception.

  11. Wayne
    2 Aug 12
    9:39 am

  12. @ Zumbabeach… you’re so right! As a lifelong dedicated newspaper reader (Love ’em, you hear me!) those poncie, girly 20-something mags have no place. Trust me News/Fairfax they ARE not a reason to buy your product on a Sunday!

  13. Harry Henderson
    2 Aug 12
    1:11 pm

  14. Sunday Tele’s are not selling in my newsagent

  15. Herb
    2 Aug 12
    3:55 pm

  16. Re ‘Oh’ comment

    I have met Kerrie and she is just as beautiful in real life as in the photo – don’t think it has been photo enhanced – just a little wind machine to give her hair movement but the rest is all Kerrie! As frustrated by the altered photos in the media as everyone else but we shouldn’t assume that just because someone looks good that it isn’t real.

  17. oh
    3 Aug 12
    1:16 pm

  18. @Herb so you are saying her photo has not been photo chopped? Hmmm strongly doubt that.