South Australian-based national publishing company, Solstice Media, which produces multiple publications including InDaily and CityMag, has appointed a senior journalist, David Simmons, and journalist, Claudia Dichiera.
David joins InDaily with eight years of experience as a journalist, previously at Business News Australia, where he covered breaking news and features, reporting on topics including startups, technology, financial markets, economics, and biotechnology.
Alongside this role, David was also an executive producer at Fresh 92.7 for three years where he managed a team of young journalists to produce a weekly current affairs program and was a contributor to CityMag and Broadsheet.
Claudia joins CityMag after completing a three-month internship with Solstice Media and was previously a freelance journalist for Adelaide Food Central.
The two journalists join a team of over 100 staff producing multiple publications and operating across Australia.
Earlier this month, Solstice Media announced their partnership with the Government of South Australia to launch a new project, The Post.
The way people consume and digest news and information is changing. The Post is a multi-platform media brand that distributes its content via Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and its weekly podcast, Hot Topics.
Through these various platforms, it aims to unpack the latest changes and policies to health, infrastructure, community, events, environment, education, industry, lifestyle, and more of what’s happening in South Australia.
Anna Kantilaftas, The Post’s editor, said she is excited to deliver news in a fresh way. Kantilaftas previously worked as the managing editor for RAA’s samotor magazine (now SAmove) and brings more than a decade of media experience to The Post, having worked across multiple industries and using this knowledge in the classroom to teach the next generation of media, communications and PR students.
“We know the way people consume news is different to anything we’ve seen before, and how they engage with the decisions and policies impacting their lives is changing, too… this is where the idea for The Post was born.”