Scire Snares SMH Journo John McDuling As Inaugural Editor

Scire Snares SMH Journo John McDuling As Inaugural Editor

New online publication Scire has appointed experienced journalist and editor John McDuling (lead image) as its inaugural editor-in-chief.

McDuling joins from The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, where he led coverage of companies, markets, finance, technology and media as national business editor.

Scire chief executive Chris Janz said McDuling is an outstanding newsroom leader with a demonstrated track record of launching innovative editorial products and delivering world class journalism at scale.

“John is an incredibly talented editor and writer, who truly understands both the Australian business landscape and the opportunity for a new publication focused on insightful, original reporting,” he said.

“He has an eye for talent and stories, and can challenge accepted norms to build something better.”

McDuling said he is relishing the chance to create a new publication that will add depth and diversity to the national conversation around business, technology, politics and power.

“This is the opportunity of a lifetime and I can’t wait to get started,” said McDuling.

He previously worked at the Financial Review and served in senior roles at Nine Entertainment and its predecessor, Fairfax Media, including as a member of the Project Blue strategy team.

McDuling was also an early member of the editorial team at global business news outlet Quartz in New York.

He began his career in the finance industry in London.

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