Tory Maguire appointed as Nine managing director – publishing, succeeding James Chessell

Tory Maguire appointed Nine managing director - publishing

Maguire replaces James Chessell, who resigned in December 2023.

Nine has officially named Tory Maguire as the new managing director – publishing, taking charge of management responsibilities for Nine’s publishing assets, which include metropolitan mastheads and The Australian Financial Review.

Maguire steps into the role previously held by James Chessell, who announced his resignation in December, 2023.

The appointment coincides with Nine’s announcement that a “process is underway to appoint a new executive editor”. 

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Maguire currently serves as the executive editor overseeing The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane Times, and WAToday. Appointed to the position in July 2021, Nine lists she has played a pivotal role in the transformation of the newsrooms under her purview, witnessing substantial growth across all facets of her responsibilities.

“Tory is a great asset to our business, who has overseen renewal in our metro mastheads and has made some tough and brave calls about public interest journalism,” said Mike Sneesby, chief executive officer of Nine.

“We welcome her to this role and look forward to her contribution to the success of our business.”

During her tenure as executive director, Maguire has grown the mastheads’ public interest journalism and collaborated closely with colleagues in Nine’s broadcast television division, she has ensured that vital stories reach the widest possible audience.

Maguire said, “The past two years running the metro mastheads has been the absolute highlight of my career and given me a close up view of the extraordinary work that goes into producing Australia’s best journalism.

“The opportunity to throw myself into growing the business behind that journalism is thrilling. Our mastheads are a vital player in Australian society as well as a thriving commercial operation and I am very optimistic about their future.”

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