Former ABC technology editor Nick Ross has been appointed as editor of IDG’s PC World and Good Gear Guide.
Ross finished up with the ABC in January this year, ending nearly six years with the public broadcaster. At the time of his departure, Ross claimed he was limited in how he wrote about the NBN, a claim denied by outgoing managing director, Mark Scott .
“I want to make it clear that at no time has the ABC sought to shape editorial coverage in any attempt to gain favour with politicians or political parties,” Scott said.
IDG Consumer Division publisher, Janice Tong, said in a statement: “We are thrilled to have Nick on board.
“PC World and Good Gear Guide have been top-tier brands within the Australian technology publishing sphere for many years now.
“We’re excited about the ideas that Nick will bring on board to innovate, expand and develop the brands in the on-coming years.
“Nick is perfectly suited to this role with his high-profile industry experience and contacts.”
On his appointment, Ross said in a statement: “I’m delighted to have been offered this challenge; this is the type of work I thrive on and overhauling these great mastheads is a challenge I’ll relish.
“I’m also looking forward to working at IDG, which has long held a reputation as a great place to work and where employees are well looked after and tend to stay for a long time .”
Ross starts with IDG on Monday.