Mason Rook resigns from Guardian Australia’s commercial director of sales role

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“It has been an incredibly tough choice, but I believe it is the right time for me to take on my next challenge.”

Mason Rook has resigned from his role as commercial director of sales and operations for Australia and New Zealand at Guardian Australia.

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Rook said in a statement: “After much reflection over the past six months on everything the Guardian advertising team has achieved, as well as contemplating my own future and career aspirations, I have made the difficult decision to step away.

“It has been an incredibly tough choice, but I believe it is the right time for me to take on my next challenge. Leading this globally recognised advertising team has been a true privilege, and I am immensely proud of our collective accomplishments.”

In the statement, the Guardian Australia also wished Rook well in his future endeavours.

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His career began at Seven before moving to Nine in 2005 where he rose through the sales ranks over a decade to become sales director. 

Rook then jumped ship to Daily Mail Australia where he was AUNZ commercial director from 2015 to 2018, before taking on the same post at ARN.

News of Rook’s departure comes after the editorial side of Guardian Australia recently saw a chain of leadership movementsled by David Munk moving from his role as deputy editor into a senior managing editor role due to a return to the UK.

His former role of deputy has been split in two, and is now shared by Patrick Keneally – who moves from national news editor-  and Gabrielle Jackson, who moves from associate editor, audio, and visual.

Former deputy news editor Josephine Tovey has been promoted to national news editor. Julian Drape has been appointed deputy national news editor, moving from his former role of associate editor. Sam Strutt becomes associate news editor for Queensland.

See also: Senior editorial promotions spark leadership shuffle at Guardian Australia

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