News Corp’s John Buchan joins Junkee as sales director

Junkee Media has named News Corp’s group digital manager, John Buchan,  as its new sales director.

Buchan has spent the last two years at News Corp, but has also spent time as group commercial manager for The Urban List and three years as business director at Concrete Playground.

He replaces Kieran Boyd, who is leaving the business after seven years with Ooh Media – Junkee Media’s parent company – and two with Junkee Media specifically. Boyd is leaving to pursue ‘personal projects’ and spend time with family.

Junkee Media CEO Neil Ackland described Boyd as an “excellent sales leader”

“He has built and nurtured a great sales team culture and he's leaving the business in really great shape,” Ackland said.

He added Buchan understand the Junkee Media audience, the role of native content and fits in well with the culture of the business.

“We’ve had a record year of growth, awards and expansion and we are looking forward to him taking it to the next level in 2019,” Ackland said.

Buchan said he couldn’t wait to get “stuck in”.

“Junkee has always set the standard from a digital content perspective in Australia. Their success and results in this space, along with their ambitious plans for the future, are what attracted me to this opportunity,” Buchan said.


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