HuffPost Australia bolsters local team with new appointments

• Carly Williams to lead the Australian edition of the Verizon Media brand

HuffPost has announced the appointment of Carly Williams as senior editor and Alicia Vrajlal as editor of HuffPost Australia.

As senior editor, Williams will be responsible for leading the editorial operations of HuffPost Australia and overseeing the local team. Whilst reporting to HuffPost’s global managing editor, James Martin, in London, Williams and Vrajlal will be embedded in Verizon Media’s Sydney newsroom.

With more than 10 years experience as a journalist, Williams has worked at some of Australia’s biggest news organisations including Pacific Magazines, Australian Associated Press, Southern Cross Austereo and Yahoo Lifestyle.

Most recently, Williams held the role of editorial lead at Verizon Media’s award-winning branded content arm RYOT Studio, where she produced editorial content and campaigns for commercial partners including Amex, Flight Centre, 20th Century Fox and Kim Crawford Wine for distribution across Verizon’s house of brands.

Vrajlal also joins HuffPost Australia from within the Verizon Media family, moving over from her role as entertainment editor at Yahoo Lifestyle. Prior to Yahoo, she worked at the Daily Mail Australia as senior showbusiness reporter and contributing writer for MailOnline India. Vrajlal is the founder of diversity blog, Draw Your Box, encouraging people to be their own person in all facets of life.

In addition to Williams and Vrajlal, Josie Harvey has recently joined the team from Storyful, and will be focusing on US trending news, bringing the total number of HuffPost staff in Australia to four.

HuffPost is a Verizon Media owned and operated entity. Combined with HuffPost’s 14 editions around the world, HuffPost Australia is supported locally by Verizon Media’s production, audience, data and commercial teams, along with RYOT and newly built in-house studio.

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