Mumbrella has appointed two new senior journalists to its editorial staff and a new account manager to its sales team.
Veteran media writer Marcus Casey joined on Monday, while Nic Christensen will be joining the team on January 21.
Casey and Christensen – both former News Limited journalists – will work across both Mumbrella and sister title Encore which relaunches as a weekly, tablet-only publication at the end of the month
Casey’s 28-year-career includes a string of roles on Sydney’s Daily Telegraph. His experience includes editing The Daily Telegraph’s TV section and three years on the title’s Confidential showbiz section. He has also been a News Limited New York correspondent. He recently returned to Australia after a stint working in Cambodia.
Christensen has previously worked on The Australian’s Media section where his roles include editing its website and writing its social media column. He is currently associate producer of Sydney talk station 2UE’s breakfast show. He has also worked for The Daily Telegraph and 2GB. He was the Walkley Foundation’s student journalist of the year in 2009 and reporter of the year in the UTS journalism awards in 2010.
Christensen and Casey replace Georgina Pearson and Cathie McGinn who move to new roles within the company.
McGinn has become parent company Focal Attractions’ creative director with a focus on developing new industry events. Late last year she curated the first Festival of Branded Entertainment. She will also continue to write analysis pieces for Mumbrella and Encore. Pearson will work on a new project which will be unveiled shortly.
Meanwhile, Venetia James has joined the sales team as account manager. She previously worked in sales roles for Penguin Group in London.