Private Media editor-in-chief Sophie Black to depart



Sophie Black, the editor-in-chief of independent publisher Private Media is to depart.

Black, who is a former editor of Private Media publication Crikey, has spent more than a decade with the company and most recently oversaw its various titles which include Crikey, The Mandarin, Women’s Agenda, Startup Smart and Smart Company.

In a statement, Private Media CEO Jason Kibsgaard said: “As an integral part of our leadership team she has contributed to the ongoing strategies of each publication as well as serving as a public voice and advocate for Private Media within the industry and the wider media.

“Of course, Sophie has a special place in Crikey’s heart. She came on board in the very early years to eventually become an outstanding editor who built a fantastic team to lay a very strong legacy for the publication.”

Crikey reports that Black will look to publish a book and possibly seek to take on an academic fellowship.

Nic Christensen 


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