News Prestige Network’s editorial director of Vogue Australia, Vogue Living and GQ Australia Edwina McCann has announced senior editorial appointments for Vogue Australia.
Jessica Montague has been appointed deputy editor of Vogue Australia. She steps in to her new role immediately.
With 15 years’ publishing experience, Montague was previously deputy editor of News Corp Australia’s Stellar, the weekly glossy magazine in The Sunday Telegraph and Sunday Herald Sun, a role she held since the title launched in August 2016. Prior to that she was deputy editor of Sunday Style magazine and senior editor of marie claire. She has also edited a number of luxury custom magazine titles.
Alice Birrell has been promoted to the role of fashion features director for Vogue Australia. A fashion journalist for over 10 years the writer has worked with Vogue Australia for almost six years, as senior fashion features editor for the past two years and prior to that she was fashion features and news editor.
McCann said: “This is the 60th anniversary year of Vogue Australia and a really exciting time in the evolution of the brand. I’m delighted that Jessica is joining the Vogue Australia family as we continue to grow the brand and our audience. She is an outstanding editor who brings a wealth of experience to the role. With her strong editorial background Jessica knows what makes a good story and has an excellent understanding of luxury, fashion and popular culture.
“I’m so pleased to announce that Alice is stepping up and taking on the fashion features director role. She has an incredible passion for the Vogue brand and this promotion is a testament to the excellent work she has been doing.”