The Guardian has appointed seven contributors to work on its local digital edition, including a former senior B&T reporter.
Oliver Milman, who was with B&T from 2008 to 2010 and is currently editor of StartupSmart.com.au, is set to join the Guardian as a reporter. He has also regularly contributed environmental articles to the Guardian since 2011.
Current SBS journalist Helen Davidson and Brisbanetimes.com.au reporter Bridie Jabour will also join the Guardian in coming weeks.
Fairfax Regional Digital Media’s multimedia editor Nick Evershed has been hired as a data journalist.
Joining the political editorial team are Simon Jackman and Greg Jericho.
Jericho, author of Grog’s Gamut blog will write on economics while Jackman, professor of political science at Stanford University, will join as a polling expert.
Rounding out the new hires is Mike Ticher who will take the role of Guardian site editor for the Asia-Pacific timezone. Ticher is currently working on the foreign desk for Fairfax Media.
Katharine Viner, editor-in-chief of Guardian Australia, said: "I am delighted to welcome these new recruits to Guardian Australia as we continue to add depth to our small but strong team of talented journalists.”
"All show a commitment to finding new ways to tell stories in this rapidly changing media landscape, and will help Guardian Australia deliver the on-the-ground reporting, ground-breaking open journalism and lively commentary that has made the Guardian the fourth largest newspaper website in the world."