CBS Interactive Australia has appointed Mark Serrels as the new editorial director of CNET, the world’s largest consumer news and reviews tech site.
Based in CBS Interactive’s Sydney office, Serrels will be responsible for leading CNET’s editorial team with a focus on discovering local tech stories that appeal to CNET’s global audience.
Serrels is an award-winning journalist who has edited Australian publications such as the Official Nintendo Magazine, Official PlayStation Magazine and Australian 360. More recently, he has managed the Australian editions of Gizmodo, Lifehacker and Kotaku.
“I’ve been watching CNET from afar for years now and I’m looking forward to finally working alongside this killer team. CNET provides a unique opportunity to bring Australian stories to a global audience and I’m so excited to help the local team tell those stories,” said Mark Serrels.
“We’re thrilled to have Mark Serrels join the CNET team and excited to have him lead the editorial strategy in such an important market,” said Connie Guglielmo, editor-in-chief of CNET News. “In addition to managing the Australia crew, Mark will also be overseeing our reporters in Asia. Stay tuned – he’s already working on stories that will resonate with our readers around the world.”
CBS Corporation in Australia owns and operates Network Ten, Simon & Schuster, CBS Studios International and CBS Interactive.