Findlay promoted to editor-in-chief of Pacific Magazines’ youth portfolio
Pacific Magazines has appointed three new editors across its youth portfolio and promoted K-Zone editor Daniel Findlay to the newly-created role of editor-in-chief across the portfolio, which includes Girlfriend, Total Girl and K-Zone.
The changes has seen Tamara Davis appointed editor of Girlfriend and Total Girl. Davis’ appointment follows on from Pacific Magazines combining the editor roles of Girlfriend and Total Girl in October of last year.
Then editor of Girlfriend, Sarah Tarca resigned, finishing up at Christmas, to move to a beauty director role with Marie Claire, while Total Girl editor Amanda Nicholls was made redundant.
Claire Starkey, editor-in-chief of both magazines, is due to finish up on March 24, and relocate overseas. Starkey has been in the role for almost two years.
Findlay was editor of K-Zone for five years and led the magazine through its transition from a print title to an integrated content brand, initiating new content channels such as K-Zone TV.
Louise Meers, who has been deputy editor at the kids’ title since May last year, steps into the role of managing editor while Findlay retains the editor title.
Davis joins Pacific Magazines as editor of Total Girl and Girlfriend
Davis joins Pacific Magazines from Supre’s custom publication, Gurl, where she was editor. Prior to this Davis worked as a freelance journalist, contributing to the likes of Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and The Australian.
Helen Morassut, publisher, youth division, said in a statement: “Daniel has achieved many successes during his time at Pacific Magazines. I’m delighted Girlfriend and Total Girl will now benefit from his expertise and vision as they continue to grow during an exciting time for cross-platform content.
“Tamara will bring a fresh, new direction to Girlfriend and Total Girl and we are thrilled to welcome her talents to Pacific Magazines.”
According to the most recent figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulation, Girlfriend has a print circulation of 35,686.
Total Girl and K-Zone resigned from the print audit at the end of 2014.
Davis starts on March 14, with Findlay taking over as editor-in-chief from March 29.