McCabe resigns as Women’s Weekly editor

McCabe resigns as Women’s Weekly editorHelen McCabe has a background in newspapers. She was formerly the deputy editor of the 'Sunday Telegraph'

Editor-in-chief of The Australian Women’s Weekly Helen McCabe has resigned, amid a succession of senior changes at Bauer Media.

Her resignation is effective from Friday, although no replacement has been announced.

Ms McCabe’s departure comes after a string of changes at Bauer Media. Last month, the publisher’s chief executive, David Goodchild, resigned, with no announcement of a replacement.

More recently, the publisher’s sales director for Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia, Andrea Salmon, resigned. This followed the decision by national sales director Tony Kendall last year to leave the company to take up the position of chief executive of APN News and Media’s Australian Radio Network.

After six years at the magazine, Ms McCabe said she felt it was time to move on. “Editing The Australian Women’s Weekly is one of the truly great honours in Australian publishing,” she said.

Ms McCabe has a background in newspapers. Prior to working at the Women’s Weekly, she was deputy editor of the Sunday Telegraph, a night editor at The Australian, and held various roles on The Daily Telegraph.

Since joining the Women’s Weekly in 2009, she helped launch the Women of the Future scholarship program in 2013, which helps young Australian women fulfil their career aspirations.

Last year, Ms McCabe won the award for Editor of the Year in the Consumer/Customer category at the Publish Awards.

In November, she delivered the annual Andrew Olle Lecture, where she called for a review of laws concerning the reporting of domestic violence.

Bauer Media also has closed its Australian distribution business, Network Services Company. The distribution contract for the group has been picked up by Gordon & Gotch. PMP, owner of Gordon and Gotch, announced the contract yesterday.

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