Schwartz Media has announced Belle Stewart as its new sales director to lead commercial opportunities for the company in New South Wales.
“I couldn’t be more honoured to be part of the Schwartz team and to build our presence in Sydney. I’m a big believer in independent news and quality journalism – never have these two things been more important to the Australian media landscape. I look forward to creating the career- defining partnerships that will see Schwartz continue on the current growth trajectory.”
In the past year, Schwartz Media has seen significant growth. Since March 2020, its flagship magazine The Monthly has seen a 40 per cent increase in subscriptions, while its weekly newspaper The Saturday Paper has seen a 67 per cent increase. Schwartz’s daily podcast, 7am, is ranked fourth most-downloaded podcast in the country, according to the Australian Podcast Ranker.
Schwartz Media’s chief executive Rebecca Costello said Stewart had the media industry expertise to “create brand-aligned commercial opportunities building on the company’s record audience numbers in NSW”.
“We’re excited to have Belle Stewart leading our growth into the Sydney market, creating new advertising opportunities for Schwartz Media,” Costello said.