Australian Women’s Weekly publisher Matt Dominello to leave Bauer Media

The publisher of the Australian Women’s Weekly Matt Dominello has exited Bauer Media just days after fellow publisher Marina Go announced her departure, Mumbrella can reveal.


Dominello – whose portfolio includes AWW, Woman’s Day, Yours and Good Health – was appointed to the publisher role 18 months ago and has resigned “in order to pursue his interests outside of publishing”.

He said: “It’s been a privilege to work on some of the country’s biggest media brands and help play a part in driving their continued growth. I have wanted to focus on my own business which is not connected to publishing for a while, and the time is right to do that.

“I thank all the people I’ve had the pleasure of working with over the past year and a half and wish them all the very best.”

His departure follows on from a number of redundancies and departures for Bauer Media including the departure of digital boss Carl Hammerschmidt, the exit of Bauer’s head of custom Niall Murphy and the axing of Bauer Xcel’s general manager of operations Marcelo Silva.

Dominello’s departure comes nine months after the exit of former editor-in-chief of the Weekly, Helen McCabe.

Nick Chan, CEO at Bauer Media, said: “Matt has done a great job in managing key titles in the Bauer portfolio and while we are sorry to lose him I understand his desire to concentrate on building his own business. I thank him and wish him every success for the future.”

Dominello will remain with the publisher until mid-December to ensure a smooth handover.

His departure comes as AWW saw its circulation slip below 400,000 for the first time.

In the first half of 2015, the women’s magazine was shifting, on average, 375,036 copies per month compared with the 416,117 it was selling every month in the first half of last year.

An announcement on his replacement will be made in due course.


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