Darren Goodsir appointed editor of

Darren GoodsirThe Sydney Morning Herald’s deputy editor Darren Goodsir has been appointed as editor of

He replaces Stephanie Raethel, who “after a long and successful career at Fairfax, has moved on to pursue other opportunities,” according to the company. Raethel has previously been reported as a candidate for editor of the Australian version of The Huffington Post. Arianna Huffington announced the HuffPo’s plans for Australia back in June.

Goodsir’s appointment will mean that the Herald’s managing editor Mark Coultan takes on the role of acting deputy editor until a replacement is found.

Goodsir joined Fairfax in 1997, and has worked in roles including news editor, chief of staff, transport editor, urban affairs editor, and national security reporter. He was also the launch editor of Fairfax’s online opinion site, the National Times.

Goodsir started his career as a copyboy at News Limited in 1985.

Metro Division digital publisher, Jane Huxley, said: “With his wealth of experience in print and online, Darren is perfectly placed to step into this fast-moving role, delivering journalism from our talented team to a growing audience across our platforms: newspaper, internet, tablet and smartphone.”


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