Junkee Media appoints The New York Times’ Meisha Hill as general manager

Youth publisher Junkee Media has announced the appointment of Meisha Hill to the newly-created role of general manager.

Prior to Junkee, Hill held sales and account management roles at Telstra in Australia, before moving to the US, where she spent three years at The New York Times.

During her time there, Hill helped integrate and manage acquisitions for the company, including experiential agency Fake Love, and HellobSociety, an LA-based digital marketing agency specialising in social influencers.

The appointment follows a restructure of the Junkee team, with Lisa Omagari, previously the managing editor of custom and native titles, appointed to a new role as creative studio director heading up all creative services for brands and clients.

Jess Howe, previously a media producer, has been appointed as implementation director, with both roles reporting into Hill.

“As Junkee continues to rapidly grow we have been on the lookout for a strong operational leader to join our team, and we are thrilled that Meisha is joining us,” said Neil Ackland, CEO of Junkee Media.

“Being able to draw on her experience at The New York Times and growing their content agency to be one of the leaders globally in branded content is going to be hugely valuable as we scale Junkee in 2019 and beyond.”

On her appointment, Hill added: “After almost seven years in the US market, I’m looking forward to bringing my learnings and experience back to Australia.

“Junkee is a forward-thinking publisher and agency with incredible momentum and major plans for the future. I’m excited to join the leadership team and to own the operational functions of the business.”

The news follows the appointment of News Corp’s John Buchan, who joined Junkee as sales director last month.


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