News’s Kim Wilson set to be named editor-in-chief of Australian Women’s Weekly

Kim WilsonFormer New idea editor-in-chief Kim Wilson is reportedly set to be named as the new editor-in-chief of The Australian Women’s Weekly, replacing Helen McCabe who stepped down in January.

Wilson is currently editor of NewsLifeMedia’s parenting website and ran Pacific Magazines’ New Idea for five years until 2014.

Mumbrella understands Wilson has resigned from Kidspot. 

The Australian reports Bauer Media, which owns The Australian Women’s Weekly, is expected to announce Wilson’s appointment today.

A Bauer spokesperson declined to comment.

Resigned: Helen McCabe

Resigned: Helen McCabe

McCabe stepped down from the helm of the high profile magazine in January, a month after CEO David Goodchild departed unexpectedly.

When McCabe took over The Australian Women’s Weekly it had a circulation of 493,055 (for the June to January period of 2009. The most recent audit numbers put the titles circulation at 416,117. Numbers for the second half of 2015 are due out on Friday.

UPDATE 1:15pm:

Bauer Media has officially appointed Kim Wilson to the role of editor-in-chief of The Australian Women’s Weekly.



Matt Dominello, publisher of The Australian Women’s Weekly, said in a statement: “I am excited to announce that Kim Wilson has been appointed editor-in-chief of The Australian Women’s Weekly. Kim is an award winning editor with over 15 years’ experience launching and driving some of the biggest local and international women’s media brands across both print and digital. Kim will lead the talented and experienced editorial team on The Weekly into an exciting new era.

“I would like to thank all the applicants who expressed interest in the position, I was overwhelmed by the calibre of the candidates.

“Kim will start her new role in the coming months and in the interim I am pleased to announce that Juliet Rieden will be acting editor-in-chief.”

Wilson said in a statement: “’I’m honoured and excited to be stepping into the shoes of so many great editors before me. I can’t wait to join such a well-respected team, roll up my sleeves and deliver great stories for our readers. The Australian Women’s Weekly holds a special place in the hearts of Australian women, I hope to do them proud.”




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