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Competenz Appoints Megan Richards

Competenz Appoints Megan Richards
as National Manager, Journalism

Industry training organisation Competenz is pleased to announce Megan Richards has been appointed National Account Manager for Journalism, after 10 years spent with TVNZ as the broadcaster’s corporate affairs spokesperson.

Her new role involves supervision and quality control of national journalism qualifications developed by Competenz for working journalists and for approved tertiary providers offering journalism courses.

Richards has spent almost 40 years in the media, on both sides of the journalistic fence.

Her appointment represents a return to her journalistic roots after 16 years in corporate communications.

She has previously worked in daily news in print, radio and television – mostly in Sydney and Melbourne – completing the first 20 years of her working life as editor of the ABC’s radio news operation in Victoria, Australia.

Says Richards: “It’s a really exciting time to be in the Competenz team as we are the new ITO charged with designing journalism qualifications in New Zealand. I’m looking forward to supporting learners as they progress through the qualifications, as well asworking with familiar faces in the media and developing new relationships to ensure that our unit standards lead to valued NZQA qualifications that meet the future needs of New Zealand’s media businesses.”

About Competenz
Competenz helps Kiwis build skills, careers and businesses. We develop national qualifications and make it easy to learn on the job.

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