Caitlin Fitzsimmons steps up as Sun-Herald associate editor

Nine has confirmed the appointment of Caitlin Fitzsimmons as associate editor of the Sun-Herald, the media company’s Sydney-based Sunday masthead.

Fitzsimmons joined the Sun-Herald following Cosima Marriner taking the editor’s role at the then-Fairfax title last May.

Newly appointed Sun-Herald associate editor, Caitlin Fitzsimmons: “The role also gives me the opportunity to write with a wide-ranging brief.”

Appointed editor of the Money section for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age in 2015, Fitzsimmons joined Fairfax as BRW’s social media editor in 2012 after six years of freelancing in Sydney, London and San Francisco.

Fitzsimmons was appointed BRW’s deputy editor in 2014. In 2016, Fairfax closed BRW as a separate entity and folded it into the Australian Financial Review’s Leadership section, having  discontinued the once iconic print magazine two years earlier.

Taking over Fitzsimmons’ former role in heading Nine’s metro papers’ money sections will be Stephen Miles, former business editor of The New Daily.

Speaking to Mumbrella, Fitzsimmons said: “I want to thank my colleagues in the Money and Business sections for all their support and camaraderie and wish my successor Stephen Miles all the best in his new job as investment editor.”

“I have been working closely with The Sun-Herald team for the past few months and I’m thrilled to be coming on board full time.

“I will work closely with editor Cosima Marriner on editorial direction and execution and stand in as acting editor in her absence.

“The role also gives me the opportunity to write with a wide-ranging brief, to fill our mission to be talking about the people, places and events that matter to Sydney and NSW.  I am personally most interested in stories about social issues and trends and Sydney people – celebrities and everyday people alike – doing exciting and interesting things.

“I will continue with my columns across the Herald and also The Age – once a fortnight in the midweek paper and once a fortnight in the Sunday paper – looking at the way we work and live today.”


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