Magazine great turned online retail guru to guide Fairfax travel and food editorial

Trudi Jenkins has much experience working across travel and food publishing across platforms.

Fairfax Media’s lifestyle editor across print and digital Monique Farmer has announced the appointment of Trudi Jenkins as publishing director, Travel and Food, responsible for the Traveller, Good Food and The Good Food Guide brands.

Jenkins has much experience working across travel and food publishing across platforms. She was editor-in-chief of delicious magazine for 11 years, during which time she also edited Vogue Entertaining + Travel, and then MasterChef magazine.

Jenkins launched delicious’s successful reader events, developed the Produce Awards, edited several cookbooks and dealt with licence partners including the ABC, Condé Nast and Shine Australia.

Prior to that, Jenkins was arts editor of The Sun-Herald and had two years editing Sunday Life.

She co-founded hardtofind.com.au in 2008 and was executive director for seven years until selling her shares in 2015. Jenkins then consulted to Red Balloon before rejoining Fairfax Media and launching The Store (thestore.com.au).

In the past year, Jenkins has also been running Traveller Tours with Anthony Dennis and his team, and has initiated sales of The Good Food Guide and Good Food gift cards on The Store.

In her new role Jenkins’s direct reports will be the print and digital editors of Traveller and Good Food.

Top photo: Trudi Jenkins with Fairfax Media CEO Greg Hywood at the launch of The Store by Fairfax in 2016 (credit: Anna Kucera)

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