Yahoo7 has announced the appointment of Simon Wheeler as Head of Editorial, Australia and New Zealand. Wheeler will oversee editorial across all parts of the business, providing strategic direction for content including news, lifestyle, entertainment, travel, finance and sport.
Wheeler will be tasked with managing a team of editorial heads and managers in Australia and New Zealand to drive consistently excellent editorial standards. He will also be responsible for ensuring alignment with joint venture partners, including Seven West Media, and maximising the use of content and alignment of brands across all platforms including video, editorial, apps, and websites.
Yahoo7 director of product and audience Caroline Casey said, “Providing engaging, entertaining and informative content for our audience is at the core of our business model. We constantly strive to enhance editorial offerings across all our media properties with the goal of being number one in news. Simon coming on board will be key to achieving this and I look forward to working with him as we continue to grow Yahoo7 and Yahoo New Zealand as the go-to destination for news, lifestyle, entertainment, sport and finance.”
Simon joins Yahoo7 with almost 20 years editorial experience covering news, entertainment and sport stories, both as a writer and an editor. He began writing for national newspapers and magazines in the UK, including The Sun and The Daily Star, before moving to major metro newspapers and online in Australia. Most recently he was assistant editor for the MailOnline.
Simon will be based in the Yahoo7 Sydney office.