Emily Brooks appointed launch editor of Nine’s Future Women, Danielle Pinkus to edit digital magazine

Nine has revealed the first appointments for upcoming paywalled women’s platform Future Women, with Emily Brooks joining as launch editor and Danielle Pinkus as content director and editor of the digital magazine.

Brooks and Pinkus are among the first appointments for the new platform, which was announced by Nine’s digital content director, Helen McCabe, late last year.

Brooks has been appointed launch editor for the website

At the time, McCabe said the business model of the site would include both individual subscriptions and group subscriptions by companies, on behalf of their female workforce.

Launch editor Brooks joins the publication from HuffPost Australia, where she was associate editor. In her new role, she will be responsible for the Future Women website.

Brooks has an extensive history with McCabe, having also previously worked at Australian Women’s Weekly, the publication which McCabe led for six years.

Meanwhile Pinkus joins the platform from 9Home, where she was editor for more than two and a half years. Pinkus will handle the content for FW magazine, a digital-only arm of the Future Women website.

Pinkus will become content director and edit of FW’s digital magazine

Pinkus also has previous experience at Bauer Media, where she was a features writer, and lifestyle and travel editor, for Cleo and Dolly.

Patti Andrews has also been appointed as creative director for Future Women, while Angela Ledgerwood will work as a New York correspondent.

Andrews was most recently art director at Grazia Australia as well as art director of advertising at Bauer Media. Ledgwood, who is based in the US, was previously Cosmopolitan’s features editor and books editor at large.

In her time, she has written for Esquire, Marie Claire, The Coveteur and Conde Nast Traveler.

“So far I think it is a very dynamic group. Both Dani and Emily have worked with me closely for some time. Em, in particular has been working on this for years as she started with me straight out of uni when I worked in magazines,” McCabe said.

McCabe described the new team as a “special bunch”

“I think she and Dani are exceptional and genuinely future leaders in the media and gender diversity space.”

McCabe added the appointment of Ledgerwood was part of the company’s global focus on equality and leadership. She said the publication would also be supported by Nine’s group content strategy director, Lizzie Young, and general manager for lifestyle, Anna Quinn.

“We are building a small, quality team of writers and creative types,” said McCabe.

“It is a special bunch.”


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