The Editor’s Inbox Podcast
Editor’s Inbox: Katie French, editor of the Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser

Editor’s Inbox: Katie French, editor of the Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser

February 23, 2021

In this episode of Editor's Inbox, we talk to Katie French, editor of the Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser, who has just completed her first year at the helm of both titles. She discusses how she has found her maiden year as an editor, the role local newspapers continue to play in communities as well as the threat of social media to them, how she likes to work across each issue, and plenty more. 

The Editor's Inbox Podcast is produced by Stephen Lepitak in association with Newsworks to allow audiences to hear from editors about their views on the role their hold and how it develops. It is not produced for commercial benefit and is entirely sponsor-free. 

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Editor’s Inbox: Claire Sanderson, editor in chief, Women’s Health

Editor’s Inbox: Claire Sanderson, editor in chief, Women’s Health

February 9, 2021

Women's Health editor in chief Claire Sanderson talks to Stephen Lepitak about the role of the editor in the latest episode of Editor's Inbox. 

Women’s Health editor-in-chief, Claire Sanderson has spoken about how she views the role of the modern editor and given her own take on many aspects of the job she holds.

Speaking on The Editor’s Inbox podcast to host Stephen Lepitak, Sanderson – who has held the post at the Hearst-published title for four years, talks about her experience of landing the job and the work she put into the application process as well as the continued importance of contact building, team management and how she chooses cover stars based on social media feedback.

Sanderson is also candid about the commercial responsibilities of the editor-in-chief and the need to own the brand she oversees when making decisions around partnerships and sponsorship ideas.

“It’s really important that the modern editor-in-chief… has good working relationships with the commercial team that has to go out and sell my brand. That said, it must be an authentic brand. I wouldn’t consider working with a brand that doesn’t authentically represent what Women’s Health stands for,” explains Sanderson while offering her take on the commercial responsibility of her role.

Sanderson also discusses what she is looking for when pitching story ideas for Women’s Health, how not to attempt to get a commission from her, diversity and inclusion insights on measures taken to grow representation within her newsroom and she offers advice to editors on what to avoid doing too.

The Editor’s Inbox podcast is produced in association with Newsworks, the marketing body for news brands, in an attempt to explore the role of the editor in modern media from those who hold the role.

Previous episodes have featured Alison Phillips, editor of The Mirror, and Oliver Duff, editor-in-chief of the i. The podcast can be followed on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and iHeart Radio with new episodes being posted fortnightly. It is not produced for commercial benefit and is entirely sponsor-free. 

Editor’s Inbox: Oliver Duff, editor-in-chief of the i

Editor’s Inbox: Oliver Duff, editor-in-chief of the i

January 26, 2021

This episode of Editor's Inbox hears from the award-winning editor-in-chief of the i, Oliver Duff talking about the variety of experiences has had in his career, including being fired as a bar critic and his brief encounter with Kate Middleton at a buffet with Kate Middleton. 

He also offers his take on the difference between a journalist and an editor, what is changing in the role, what it takes to be a successful editor, and what the day-to-day entails within the newspaper brand. 

The Editor's Inbox Podcast is produced by Stephen Lepitak in association with Newsworks to allow audiences to hear from editors about their views on the role their hold and how it develops. It is not produced for commercial benefit and is entirely sponsor-free. 

Follow us on Twitter @editorsinbox.

Editor’s Inbox: Alison Phillips, editor, The Mirror

Editor’s Inbox: Alison Phillips, editor, The Mirror

January 26, 2021

A discussion with The Mirror's editor Alison Phillips on how she views the role of editor and her own input into the Reach-owned tabloid, as well as how she became a journalist. 

The Editor's Inbox Podcast is produced by Stephen Lepitak in association with Newsworks to allow audiences to hear from editors about their views on the role their hold and how it develops. It is not produced for commercial benefit and is entirely sponsor-free. 

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