Crikey publisher Jason Whittaker leaves the ‘demanding environment’ of Private Media

Crikey publisher Jason Whittaker has resigned from the company after seven years with Private Media.


Whittaker: “I devoted too much of my life to try and make Crikey as good as it could be”

Whittaker joined Private Media in February 2010 as deputy editor of Crikey after nearly six years with Bauer Media as managing editor of T&L Titles.

He was then promoted to editor of Crikey in May 2012 and become founding and managing editor of  Private Media’s The Mandarin in May 2014.

He returned to Crikey as a publisher in May of this year.

Speaking with Mumbrella, Whittaker said: “Seven years suddenly feels like an awfully long time in a really demanding environment like Private Media. Especially the five-ish years I devoted too much of my life to try and make Crikey as good as it could be.

“In those sorts of environments you work so hard, they’re small teams and ridiculous deadlines, they’re exhausting jobs.

“I’ll really miss my famously dedicated colleagues and I hope to Oprah that Crikey and the rest of the Private Media ship will steam on to much bigger success. It’s so important that it does.”

Whittaker said he is hoping his next move will be in media, however, he is not looking to rush into anything after seven years in one business.

Whittaker said hopes Crikey will thrive and increase its reach and profitability to create as much influence as possible.

Crikey has been approached for comment.


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