News Corp shifts staff into Surry Hills

News Corp has announced to staff a radical shift of its bases in central and greater Sydney which will see a concentration of virtually all staff in Surry Hills.

The move will see most of the publisher’s staff based  at the company’s Holt Street headquarters or nearby Newspoll House in what the company is describing as a “media precinct”.

Staff on the move include those based near Hyde Park on Liverpool Street, who mainly worked for News Corp’s digital offerings, most staff based in News Corp’s large office at Macquarie Street in Parramatta; and staff in magazine and lifestyle division NewsLifeMedia currently based in Alexandria.

The announcement to staff from group director of people and culture Janine Stewart said: “We will consolidate some of our Sydney area offices to create a central media precinct in Surry Hills. The precinct will consist of our existing Holt Street office and the newly-refurbished Newspoll House (407 Elizabeth Street). The media precinct location provides employees with easy access to public transport links and all of the amenities of Surry Hills including restaurants, bars, cafes, parks and theatres.

“The Holt Street building will be upgraded to provide workspaces which will offer increased opportunities for employee collaboration and innovation as well as a new working environment which will better reflect our position as Australia’s number one media company.

“Employees in the Holt St and Newspoll House buildings will have access to the enhanced facilities within the Holt St offices including extensive meeting areas, gym, restaurant and roof terrace. This represents a real investment in News employees, building for our future as one united company.”

Mumbrella’s sister title Encore previously reported a development application for the News Corp site in Parramatta had been granted. Mumbrella understands the company plans to now sell this site.

The moves will begin next month.


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