BBC.com appoints new Australia editor

Savage is an experienced journalist who has spent 10 years in digital news

Jay Savage has been appointed Australia editor, BBC.com, overseeing all Australian content on the BBC News website and its related services and responsible for shaping the editorial direction of the dedicated Australian news service on BBC.com.

Savage is an experienced journalist who has spent 10 years in digital news. He previously worked as digital afternoon editor for the Herald Sun, playing a key role in editorial coverage and strategy for driving subscriptions. Before that he was Herald Sun homepage editor, a reporter for ninemsn in Sydney and Melbourne, and briefly a copy editor in Beijing.

“I’m thrilled to join the BBC and help expand its voice in Australia, where there is a clear appetite for our point-of-difference coverage,” Savage said.

Savage replaces outgoing editor Shaun Davies and has commenced his role in the Sydney office

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