Yahoo7’s head of news Simon Black departs for Greenpeace with Euan Black to take his place

Simon Black, Yahoo7’s head of news for Australia and New Zealand, has departed the company to join Greenpeace as a senior media campaigner.

Euan Black, who has been working at the Daily Mail Australia as an assistant editor for almost three years, will take his place.

Black is departing Yahoo7 to join Greenpeace

Simon Black previously worked at ninemsn as a news editor for one year before moving into a network editor role for five months. He has also worked as a journalist at The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph.

He said the move won’t be without its challenges, but his time working in commercial media should set him up for success.

“I’ve been an admirer of Greenpeace and the work they do for a long time so when the opportunity came up I had to go for it,” Simon Black told Mumbrella.

“There are a lot of challenges moving from commercial media to a communications and campaigning position but the team are incredibly helpful and I trust the skills and contacts I’ve acquired during my time in journalism will serve me well.

“I’m incredibly excited to be able to spend my days campaigning around what I feel are the most important issues we are currently facing in Australia and the world.”

Euan Black  (pictured) is replacing Simon Black as Yahoo7 head of news

Euan Black previously worked at Fairfax Media for two years as a digital news producer and deputy digital night editor for The Sydney Morning Herald.


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