Broadsheet appoints Andrew Knowles and Katya Wachtel as directors

Broadsheet Media has appointed Andrew Knowles as commercial director and Katya Wachtel as editorial director.

The announcement:

Broadsheet Media, Australia’s essential guide to city culture, has made two senior appointments to support its commitment to editorial excellence and focus on commercial growth.

Andrew Knowles, Commercial Director, Broadsheet

As commercial director Andrew Knowles will be responsible for driving commercial growth and creating diversified revenue streams with new products and sponsorship platforms aligned to Broadsheet Media’s brands, markets and content verticals.

Most recently Knowles has overseen the growth and development of Domain Media as the national agency sales director. His passion for the media industry has helped forge deep relationships with clients, in turn creating long-term successful partnerships that continuously exceeded targets, goals and budgets set. Prior to Domain Media, he worked with some of the world’s leading media brands including the BBC, Fairfax and PBL. Knowles is excited by his new position: “To work for a brand you are so passionate about as a consumer is something that doesn’t come along often, but to be able to be a part of the team in such an exciting time is what inspires me most.”

“With 15 years media experience in all markets across Australia, Andrew has developed a deep understanding of the advertising industry and built high performing sales teams. We are confident this experience, combined with his ambitious nature, makes him the right person to lead the Broadsheet into the next phase of commercial growth and success,” Broadsheet Media founder and publisher Nick Shelton said.

Katya Wachtel, Editorial Director, Broadsheet

Katya Wachtel has been promoted to the position of Broadsheet editorial director from her role as Melbourne editor.

Prior to joining Broadsheet Wachtel was a finance correspondent for Reuters in New York, and Wall Street editor and reporter for Business Insider. She has a double Masters in Journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York. Of her promotion she said: “I’m thrilled to step into this national role, knowing I do so with an immensely talented team around the country who are as keen to innovate and break new ground in Broadsheet’s editorial product as I am.”

“Katya has a clear and exciting vision for Broadsheet’s national editorial product and I cannot wait to see her bring it to life with the team,” Shelton said. Wachtel replaces Tim Fisher, who left at the end of 2017 after four successful years overseeing Broadsheet’s national expansion and setting the standard for its market-leading content.

“Working at the cutting edge of digital media and leading a change in the way Australian cities see and talk about themselves has been a huge privilege,” Fisher said. “For four years coming in each day has been a genuine thrill. I’ll miss working with such a dedicated team, but know I’m leaving Broadsheet stronger than it has ever been. In Katya, it has the perfect person to take the company into the future.”

Source: Broadsheet


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