Katrina Strickland has been appointed editor of Fairfax Media’s Good Weekend.
Strickland is currently editor of the Australian Financial Review Magazine.
In a joint note to staff, The Age Editor Alex Lavelle and The Sydney Morning Herald Editor Lisa Davies said: “Katrina was the standout candidate, exhibiting passion and enthusiasm for long-form journalism, and the magazine’s editorial and commercial potential. A breadth and depth of ideas was backed by a strong vision for both the printed product and its content online.”
Strickland replaces Amelia Lester.
“We wish to thank Amelia for her inspired editing, beautiful redesign and creative leadership,” the metro editors said in the note.
Strickland takes up the role in May.
The editor-in-chief of The Australian Financial Review Michael Stutchbury praised Strickland for her five years as deputy editor and then editor of the Australian Financial Review Magazine.
“During this time, the AFR Magazine reached new journalistic and commercial highs, including winning the inserted newspaper magazine of the year award for the past three years running,” he said.