Are Media has today announced the appointment of editors for its Woman’s Day, TV Week and Take 5 weekly magazines.
Kietley Isrin, associate editor of New Idea, becomes editor of Woman’s Day. Since 2014, Isrin has held news and features roles on Woman’s Day, TV WEEK and New Idea.
TV Week associate editor Stephen Downie has been promoted to editor. Downie has worked across Are Media and Pacific Magazine brands for more than decade on NW, New Idea and TV Week.
Rachel Williams, currently deputy editor of That’s Life!, has been appointed Take 5 editor. Starting her magazine career as assistant editor of Take a Break in the UK, Williams also worked as features editor for the Press Association and That’s Life!
Fiona Connolly, group publisher, weekly titles, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Kietley, Stephen and Rachel into their new roles.”
“It’s a testament to the depth of talent within the business that all are internal promotions and I look forward to working with them, alongside our recently appointed editorial directors, to continue delivering compelling celebrity and real-life stories for our audiences.”
The appointments follow a new growth structure for Are Media’s weekly titles to provide greater opportunities for talent development and progression, an enhanced focus on brand differentiation and new commercial opportunities.
Three editorial divisions have been created with editorial directors appointed to lead each – celebrity (New Idea and Woman’s Day), entertainment (TV WEEK and Who) and real-life (That’s Life! and Take 5).
Erin Holohan, editor of Woman’s Day, has been promoted to celebrity editorial director; TV Week editor Amber Giles will lead the entertainment group; and Kate Kirsten, editor of Take 5, becomes the editorial director of the real-life division.
Picture: Keitley Isrin, Stephen Downie, Rachel Williams.
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