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Verizon Media names Simon Wheeler as senior director of content

He will lead editorial strategy in Australia, India and Southeast Asia

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MUMBAI: Verizon Media has elevated Simon Wheeler to senior director of content following significant growth of its Australian media brands. Over the past four years, Wheeler has led the editorial strategy in Australia, managing teams to deliver quality content, diversify audiences and achieve substantial growth.

Under his new regional remit, he will lead editorial strategy in English-language regions including Australia, India and Southeast Asia. Editorial teams in India and across Southeast Asia will now report into him under the new structure.

Wheeler said, “This is a really exciting time for Verizon Media as we band together with international teams to deliver quality content for our audiences across the wider APAC region. 2020 presented difficult and unexpected challenges for all but we overcame and adapted to interact with our audiences in new ways. I’m excited to be taking on this new role and working closer with our regional counterparts.”

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