Nine names new managing director of publishing

Nine has officially announced Tory Maguire as its new managing director of publishing, replacing James Chessell, who stepped down last month.

Current executive editor of metro mastheads The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane Times, and WA Today, Maguire will step up into the role, assuming responsibility for all publishing assets, including metro mastheads and The Australian Financial Review.

Tory Maguire

Mike Sneesby, CEO of Nine, said Maguire is a key leader at Nine.

“Tory is a great executive, who has overseen renewal in our metro mastheads and has made some tough and brave calls about public interest journalism,” he said.

“We welcome her to this role and look forward to her contribution to the success of our business.”

Maguire has previously spent time at News Corp and The Huffington Post, before moving to Nine in 2018 as national editor at The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. She was then promoted to executive editor in July 2021, leading transformations in the metro newsrooms and building significant growth in all areas.

She said the past two years of running Nine’s metro mastheads “has been the absolute highlight” of her career, and has given her “a close up view of the extraordinary work that goes into producing Australia’s best journalism”.

“The opportunity to throw myself into growing the business behind that journalism is thrilling,” she added.

“Our mastheads are a vital player in Australian society as well as a thriving commercial operation and I am very optimistic about their future.”

Nine said a process is underway to replace Maguire in the executive editor role.


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