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Viva Expands Editorial Team

Viva Expands Editorial Team


Viva, New Zealand’s leading voice in fashion, design, beauty, food and culture, has announced the expansion of its editorial team.

After seven years of successfully leading Viva Magazine with year on year growth as Editor, Amanda Linnell takes up the newly formed position of Managing Editor.

One of New Zealand’s most respected fashion journalists Zoe Walker has been promoted from Features Editor to Associate Editor and leading fashion stylist Dan Ahwa has been announced as Fashion Editor across Viva and Canvas.

Jessica Beresford, formerly of Fashion Quarterly, joins Viva to spearhead the online brand as Digital Producer.

The announcements add to an already strong and respected editorial team that includes leading Beauty Editor Janetta Mackay and Food Editor Nici Wickes.

Product Sales Manager, Alice Harwood, rounds out the Viva team.

NZME CEO Jane Hastings says Amanda Linnell has led her team with a strong vision to build a “dominating brand in the fashion, beauty and lifestyle category”.

“We are growing the Viva team to keep pace with audience and advertiser demand and to explore exciting new opportunities for Viva across our platforms. In the last year alone Viva’s revenue has grown by 12% and our insights show very clearly that our audiences have an appetite for more of the Viva brand experience,” she says.

Linnell says she is proud to be taking Viva to the next level.

“It’s thrilling to connect with a growing and loyal audience by offering them quality curated content. At Viva that’s where we live. It’s all about the good things in life. Our new team will be delivering the best of fresh, premium content from New Zealand and around the world and creating environments our advertisers will love, that reflect Viva as a national, inspirational and aspirational brand.”

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