The editor of The Australian’s media section, Darren Davidson, has been chosen to become the editor-in-chief of News Corp’s social media newswire and intelligence agency, Storyful.
Davidson’s new role will see him based in New York to oversee the day-to-day operations of Storyful’s 70-plus editorial team across New York, Los Angeles, London, Dublin, Hong Kong and Sydney.
The move brings to an end Davidson’s seven-year stint at The Australian, where he has been the media editor for the last three of those years.
In a note to staff, Storyful CEO Sharb Farjami wrote: “Darren joins Storyful with a wealth of expertise in all of the areas we wanted in our quest to find a new editorial leader.
“He spent more than a decade as a reporter and editor breaking news that impacts the market he covers and has a strong reputation as a manager.
“He’s led media coverage for The Australian for seven years, meaning his understanding of digital and platforms is second to none. Darren honed his skills working for a fellow News Corp company and is familiar with our global editorial network.
“He’s a hard-driving and experienced news person who will bring great energy and knowledge to our newsrooms.