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Bauer Media names Josephine Rozenberg-Clarke editor of new bi-monthly Dolly

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Rozenberg-Clarke to lead new Dolly editorial team

Josephine Rozenberg-Clarke has been named the new editor of the bi-monthly digital first Dolly magazine.

The announcement follows Bauer Media confirming Cleo was to be closed last week, with Lucy Cousins, the editor of both Dolly and Cleo, not to remain on at the magazine. She finishes with Bauer next week.

The company also revealed its strategy for Dolly, moving the monthly publication to bi-monthly and announcing a digital first strategy with a focus on mobile video, social media and e-commerce.

On the appointment, Marina Go, general manager of Hearst Australia and publisher of Bauer Media’s young women’s portfolio, said in a statement: “Josie’s appointment is a terrific result for Dolly, as we work towards relaunching the brand over the coming months. Josie will work closely with Emily Kerr, Dolly digital managing editor, to deliver a cohesive multi-channel vision for the brand.”

Rozenberg-Clarke first joined Bauer Media, known then as ACP Magazines, in January 2009 as a listings sub-editor for the subscription TV magazines. She was promoted to senior sub-editor/writer for Austar magazine in September 2010 before moving to Cleo in February 2011 where she worked as an entertainment/news writer.

Rozenberg-Clarke left the company to go freelance in February 2013, writing for Foxtel, Girlfriend, Cosmopolitan, NW and OK! Magazine.

In April 2014, she joined Ninemsn as an entertainment producer for TheFix before returning to Bauer Media in July 2014 as entertainment editor at NW Magazine. In June last year she moved across to the combined Cleo and Dolly editorial team as features editor.

Commenting on her appointment, Rozenberg-Clarke said in a statement: “I have loved Dolly since I was 11 years old and mum finally bought me my very first issue, and I couldn’t think of a more exciting time to be taking on the role as editor.

“This is an exciting point in the magazine’s history and I’m looking forward to playing a part in its growth and future success across both print and digital channels.”

An announcement regarding Dolly’s new editorial team will be made in due course.

Miranda Ward

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