Jay Savage has been appointed Australia Editor, BBC.com, overseeing all Australian content on the BBC News website and its related services and responsible for shaping the editorial direction of the dedicated Australian news service on BBC.com.
Savage is an experienced journalist who has spent 10 years in digital news. He previously worked as digital afternoon editor for the Herald Sun, playing a key role in editorial coverage and strategy for driving subscriptions.
Before that he was Herald Sun homepage editor, a reporter for ninemsn in Sydney and Melbourne, and briefly a copy editor in Beijing.
“I’m thrilled to join the BBC and help expand its voice in Australia, where there is a clear appetite for our point-of-difference coverage,” Savage said.
Angus Foster, world editor for the BBC News website, said, “It is fantastic to have Jay on board as Australia editor of our BBC news site. His experience as a digital journalist will help us continue to develop our offering in Australia, covering the stories that matter most to audiences.”
BBC.com’s Australian service is specially curated for an Australian audience, ensuring the most relevant content is prioritised across the site. It focuses on news that affects Australia on a global scale, while offering in-depth features and reports on selected local news stories.
Savage replaces outgoing editor Shaun Davies and has commenced his role in the Sydney office.