Prominent commentator and editor Mia Freedman is to take a step back from the day-to-day operations of independent women’s website Mamamia move to a publisher and editorial director role.
Freedman will be replaced by the former press secretary to Kate Ellis and Kevin Rudd Jamila Rizvi, who takes on the role of editor.
“I hired Jamila last year with a view to helping me take Mamamia to the next level. With her background in politics and women’s issues, she was uniquely suited to the diverse content and dynamic pace of Mamamia.com.au and the 24/7 nature of working online,” said Freedman.
“Together we have overseen a dramatic growth in Mamamia’s readership, the launch of Mamamia’s radio show Mamamia Today on the Austereo network and a significant expansion of the website’s political and current affairs content. Jamila is one of the most capable people I’ve ever worked with.”
Rizvi joined Mamamia in June last year after four years working in politics and public policy.
“Mamamia unashamedly covers what everyone is talking about today: whether that’s stories which will make women laugh out loud, cover their mouths in shock, help them get informed or start thinking about an issue in a different way,” Jamila said.
“We’re not a mummy website, we’re not a news website and we’re not an opinion website either. We defy categorisation – just like our readers.”
Together Mamamia and its sister website iVillage has an audience of more than 1.2 million unique browsers each month and generate upwards of 14 million page impressions.