NewsLifeMedia senior editors depart as Vogue Australia appoints rival title editor

Nicole Sheffield: making changes

In what could prove to be the biggest senior editorial changes in magazine publishing all year, the new boss of News Limited‘s expanded lifestyle publishing Nicole Sheffield has announced the departure of Vogue Australia’s editor-in-chief Kirstie Clements, lifestyle group editor Mark Kelly and editor of home and lifestyle title InsideOut, Richard Waller.

Sheffield is just two months into her role as boss of NewsLifeMedia.

Rival title Harper’s Bazaar editor Edwina McCann is to step into the role of Vogue editor. Clement had held the post for 13 years.

McCann moves to Vogue Australia in July, after three years at ACP Magazines high end fashion title Harper’s Bazaar. Harper’s recently announced its new deputy editor was Georgie McCourt-Abay, who had previously worked at Vogue Australia.

A spokesperson for ACP said in a release that “ACP had begun the search for McCann’s successor and would announce a new editor for the magazine in due course”.

Sheffield said in a release: “Edwina McCann is highly respected in the industry with a strong fashion background and extensive media experience. Vogue is an outstanding brand. Harnessing our multi-platform offering through Vogue Australia, our extensive digital solutions and events will change the style and fashion media landscape in Australia. Our centralised multi-platform approach will create unparalleled editorial and marketing solutions for all Australian women.”


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