The Independent taps O’Connor to serve as music editor

Roisin O’Connor, a culture news and music editor at The Independent, has taken on the role of music editor. O’Connor has been with The Independent for more than nine years. She joined in July 2014 as a social media assistant and was later appointed music correspondent. She freelanced for Time Out and interned at Uncut […]

Plummer joins Newsweek as US politics and national affairs reporter

Newsweek has hired Kate Plummer as US politics and national affairs reporter. Recently, she was as an Indy100 writer focused on politics, current affairs and social justice at The Independent. Plummer freelanced for The Times, The Daily Mail, The Fourth Estate, Metro, Huffington Post, and Vice. She was a digital writer at Hearst UK, and interned at […]

Stone to cover Brexit for Politico Europe

Politico Europe has hired Jon Stone as UK-EU reporter. He wrote on X/Twitter: “I’ll be based in London but in Brussels very often (I could not stay away). My beat is all things Brexit (if we’re still allowed to call it that) and my DMs are wide open for stories.” Recently, Stone was at The […]

The Independent promotes Lester to senior ecommerce writer

Daisy Lester, ecommerce writer at The Independent, has been upped to senior ecommerce writer. In her new role, she will cover product and lifestyle news. Lester joined The Independent in September 2020 as a freelance reporter and was then named production assistant. She has interned at The Sun, the Daily Mirror and NME. Lester has […]

Davies named NY-based expansion editor at The Times and Sunday Times

Katie Davies has joined The Times and Sunday Times as an editor to oversee “oversee the expansion of the editorial team and the current roster of award-winning Times and Sunday Times journalists in the U.S.” Davies will be based in News Corp’s head office in New York. Commenting on her new role, she said: “I am delighted […]

The Independent hires Schultz as sports reporter

Ben Schultz has joined The Independent as a sports reporter. He wrote on X/Twitter: “I’m looking forward to all that comes with covering high school sports in Central Nebraska!” Previously, Schultz was a sports reporter and assistant sports editor at the Marquette Wire, Marquette University’s media news source. He also interned at the Milwaukee Journal […]

The Independent hires Bedigan as West Coast reporter

Michael Bedigan has joined The Independent as a West Coast reporter. Recently, he was a Los Angeles correspondent at PA Media, where he worked for four years, previously as a reporter. Previously, Bedigan freelanced and interned at the Manchester Evening News. There, he assisted with research for articles both in and out of the office. […]

The Independent’s Rey-Millet departs for new role

Laurène Rey-Millet has joined Breaking Media Limited as a video editor for Football Insider. Recently, she was a video audience editor at The Independent. Previously, Rey-Millet held the posts of freelance video journalist and video desk journalist at MailOnline. Rey-Millet has a B.A. from Queen Mary, University of London and an M.A. from City, University […]

Davis swaps Evening Standard for the Independent

Barney Davis, a reporter at The Evening Standard, has left after more than seven years to join The Independent. Prior to joining the Evening Standard, Davis was a showbiz and entertainment reporter at Reach plc. Previously, he also reported for Newsquest. Davis is based in London and is an NCTJ-qualified journalist. You can congratulate Davis […]

The Independent hires Middleton as senior reporter

Joe Middleton has joined The Independent as a senior reporter. He wrote on X/Twitter: “Please get in touch with things you think we should be covering, story ideas, or if you fancy catching up with a coffee.” Since October 2020, Middleton had been freelancing. Before that, he was a news reporter at MailOnline, where he […]