New editorial appointments follow Seven West Media’s recent acquisition of The Sunday Times newspaper and the online news site PerthNow, with Seven West Media now home to one of Australia’s most revered editorial teams.
Michael Beach (pictured above) has been appointed as editor of The Sunday Times. Beach was previously deputy editor of The West Australian and head of digital content for Seven West Media WA. He is a Walkley Award-winning journalist and sits on the Walkley advisory board.
Nicolette Casella and Helen Winterton have been appointed as co-editors of STM. Casella is a former chief of staff of The Daily Telegraph and deputy managing editor of The Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph and mX.
She will work closely with Winterton who has extensive magazine and news experience and a strong commercial background. Winterton has held several senior positions at The West Australian including features editor.
Mark Mallabone has been appointed deputy editor of The West Australian. Mallabone has held a wide range of senior news executive roles in the paper over the past 14 years including chief of staff, night editor and features editor.
Previous to those positions he was a political reporter who spent almost three years reporting from the parliamentary press gallery at Parliament House in Canberra.
Jenni Storey has been appointed as features editor of The West Australian. Storey has held the roles of special publications editor, day editor and online editor for The West Australian, along with other roles within the WA Newspapers group including South West Printing Group editor and publishing and editor of Countryman newspaper.
Ben Martin takes over as head of digital content for Seven West Media WA. Recently awarded a Churchill Fellowship, Martin was formerly chief of staff and assistant editor of The West Australian and will be responsible for all Seven West Media WA digital products, including thewest.com.au and PerthNow.
Simon White has joined Seven West Media WA as senior digital producer and editor of thewest.com.au. White was formerly editor of WAtoday.com.au.