Reid shifts from editorial to corporate affairs as News Corp restructures editorial reporting lines


Reid: shifted to corporate affairs

Australia’s largest newspaper publisher News Corp Australia has restructured its editorial reporting lines, with its metropolitan newspaper editors now reporting to CEO Peter Tonagh and chairman Michael Miller.

In the shakeup, veteran News Corp executive Campbell Reid has lost editorial responsibility and has instead been moved to the position of director of corporate affairs and content innovation.

Under the changes Reid will now lead the company’s communications with government, business, the public and staff, replacing Adam Suckling who resigned in June to take on the CEO role at The Copyright Agency.

In a joint statement Miller and Tonagh said: “This role brings together the joined themes of telling the story of News Corp’s enduring contribution to Australia while also ensuring that contribution is secured for the future though creative use of our content and a reinforced position in the Australian community.

“Campbell is one of our longest standing executives, who is highly regarded both inside and outside of the company. He is the perfect person to lead these areas, which will be critical to our future success.”

The move is one of the biggest internal changes, since Tonagh and Miller were elevated to their respective roles earlier this year.

Reid is a former editor of both the Daily Telegraph and The Australian who has had responsibility for News Corp’s editorial content, across publications such as the Daily Telegraph, Courier Mail and Herald Sun, since 2007.

In a statement Reid said: “It is a real privilege to take on this role.  I look forward to working with our corporate affairs and content teams to meet the challenges of the most exciting time in our industry’s history.”

In his new role he will report jointly to Tonagh and Miller.

Nic Christensen and Miranda Ward


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