Patrick Elligett to depart The New Daily for SMH and The Age

The New Daily editor Patrick Elligett will leave the publication to take up the title of world editor at Nine-owned The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

Elligett will begin his new role in August. It’s not yet known who will replace him at The New Daily.

Elligett will depart The New Daily for Nine’s titles in August

Elligett was appointed editor of The New Daily in October 2017, returning to the publication two months after leaving it to join La Trobe University. Prior to that, he was director of news, deputy editor and EDM editor at the title.

He replaced Thomas Hunter, who left the editor position to take a senior communications role at RMIT.

Elligett joined The New Daily from Sunraysia Daily in Victoria where he’d been the editor for almost a year.

The New Daily, an online news site which was founded by industry super fund boss Garry Weaven and former The Age and The Herald Sun editor Bruce Guthrie, turned five at the end of last year.

The title was founded for Industry Super Holdings members, and non-members, to provide a free news service and improve financial literacy.

Earlier this year, the world editor position was advertised by the Nine-owned titles, as it seek to expand a role which had previously been combined with other duties.


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