Junkee has announced its new editor, Jules LeFevre

Australian youth publisher, Junkee Media, has promoted music editor Jules LeFevre to editor of flagship title, Junkee, overseeing coverage on pop culture, entertainment, news and politics.

LeFevre is replacing Patrick Lenton who has been in the role since November 2019. Lenton is stepping down from the role, however will still be a regular contributor.


The announcement comes two weeks after Ooh Media announced its intentions to sell Junkee Media, five years after purchasing it in 2016.

LeFevre said: “I’m humbled and excited to be taking the reins as editor of Junkee, almost five years to the day after I started as a staff writer across FasterLouder and In The Mix.”

“I’ve been lucky to work with some brilliant editors during my time here, and it’s an honour to now have the opportunity to shape the website. The Junkee team is wildly talented, and I’m eager to see what we can all achieve in the future.”

LeFevre has been at Junkee for five years, starting out as a staff writer, moving on to the music editor role which she has been in since 2018. Junkee said that as part of her new role, she will continue to oversee music coverage, while taking on her new responsibilities from 26 July.

Rob Stott, editorial director of Junkee Media said that LeFevre was fully deserving of the promotion.

“In her five years at Junkee, Jules has proven herself to have a deep understanding of our audience, a passion for innovative content, and a knack for unearthing great young writers who have contributed so much to Junkee’s voice. I’m eager to see what she can do in this expanded role at such an exciting time for Junkee.”

She also has several commitments outside of Junkee, LeFevre is also a regular contributor to the ABC, including The Drum, The Mix and ABC Radio, and is a judge in the APRA, AMCOS and ARIA awards.

Regarding his future, Lenton told Mumbrella that he is currently freelancing, and is in the market for new full-time employment in media and freelance opportunities, in addition to regularly contributing to Junkee as a culture writer too.

Earlier this month, Junkee Media renewed its daily news show, The Junkee Takeaway, for a third season. Junkee also announced recently it would be providing content to Google as part of the Federal Government’s News Media Bargaining Code.


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