Gizmodo editor announced as Finder’s global reviews editor

Tegan Jones has joined Finder as global reviews editor, starting on 16 August.

Jones joins Finder from Pedestrian Group, where she has held the role of editor at Gizmodo Australia since August 2018.

Prior to the merger of Allure Media and Pedestrian TV by Nine, Jones was deputy editor at Gizmodo Australia. Previous to that role, she held the title of commercial editor – Gizmodo, Kotaku, Lifehacker and Business Insider.

Jones is also a co-host of the technology podcast, Queen of the Drone Ages.

Queens of the Drone Age hosts L-R: Angharad Yeo, Rae Johnston, Amanda Yeo, and Tegan Jones

Nick Broughall, publisher, global reviews at Finder said: “I’m extremely excited to have Tegan join us in the Reviews team at Finder. Her passion for tech and her experience testing and reviewing products made her the perfect person for the job.”

Broughall formerly worked at Gizmodo as editor more than 10 years ago.

Of his time there, Broughall said: “You come out changed – a stronger, smarter version of yourself with an understanding of what works and what doesn’t and a passion to succeed – and these values are core to Finder’s mission.”

Jones took to Twitter to comment on her appointment.

Finder has made a habit of hiring well-known technology journalists. Jones joins the list with the aforementioned Broughall as well as Angus Kidman, Alex Kidman, Danny Allen, Chris Stead and more having either worked for or currently working at Finder.

In global news, Jinee Lim has been appointed to the role of chief growth officer – Southeast Asia. Lim joins from GoBear, where she was chief strategy officer. GoBear was purchased by Finder in a deal that was finalised in April.

Lim is the first Singaporean hire Finder has made, with plans to open up an office in Singapore. Finder currently has offices in Australia, the US, the UK, Canada, Poland, and the Phillipines.

Jinee Lim

Jeremy Cabral, Finder’s co-founder and chief operating officer, said: “At Finder we’re on a mission to help people all over the world make better financial decisions every day and we’re excited to have Jinnee leading our Southeast Asian operations as we accelerate growth plans in the region.”

Lim said on her appointment: “I look forward to being part of Finder’s continued growth as it becomes a brand that consumers in Asia come to know and love – and I have no doubt they will.”

Locally, Bessie Hassan was appointed as global head of communications, effective from 1 May, from her role as head of PR and communications. Her replacement, Adam Freedman, joined Finder a couple of weeks ago from Red Havas.

Finder’s head of publishing and editorial Zahra Campbell-Avenell recently joined Pedestrian Group’s Refinery 29 as head of editorial.


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