Mumbrella hires new features and news editors, as Hayes takes on expanded Live role

Mumbrella has made two new hires and a promotion, and is advertising two additional new roles as it plans for further growth in the coming financial year.

Paul Wallbank, one of Australia’s most respected technology commentators, has joined Mumbrella in the new role of news editor.

Josie Tutty, who worked in regional newspapers and content agencies in the UK, will join Mumbrella on Monday in the new role of features editor.

Mumbrella’s new features editor, Josie Tutty, starts on Monday

And Alex Hayes, head of Mumbrella’s paid content arm Bespoke, will take on the expanded role of Publisher – Live and Bespoke. Hayes – a former editor of Mumbrella – will retain responsibility for the continued expansion of Mumbrella’s Bespoke offering, including client events and digital content.

He will also take on overall management responsibility for the content of all of Mumbrella’s conferences and awards.

Alex Hayes at last year’s Mumbrella Awards

Mumbrella is hiring a new head of event content and a new Bespoke editor to support the growth. Both roles will report in to Hayes and are now being advertised.

The expansion of the event curation team comes as Mumbrella extends its Marketing Summit series to seven, with the announcement of the Automotive Marketing Summit and the Health & Wellbeing Marketing Summit. Next week sees the Mumbrella Sports Marketing Summit, curated by Hayes, return for a third time. The Finance Marketing Summit, curated by Mumbrella’s Simon Canning, returns on August 10.

Meanwhile, Mumbrella’s deputy editor Miranda Ward will leave the team at the end of June for a senior journalism role at Nine.

The changes will see new beats for Mumbrella’s editorial team, which is led by editor Vivienne Kelly.

Wallbank will take on the technology beat along with general newsdesk duties.

Mumbrella’s new news editor Paul Wallbank

Abigail Dawson will cover creative and PR agencies and continue to be responsible for the weekly CommsCon newsletter. Simon Canning will cover media agencies. Zoe Samios will cover the media owners beat and take on responsibility for the weekly Publish newsletter.

In other recent hires Stephanie Borys has joined as Mumbrella’s marketing manager. She previously worked as a marketing manager at Quest Events.

And Angelina Veloso has become operations manager of Mumbrella’s subscription database service The Source.

Details of how to reach the whole Mumbrella team are available via this link.


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