WE ARE
A digital-first media company that brings influential journalism to informed audiences in intuitive ways.
Leaders in digital media since 2001.
Getting into inboxes, on screens and into the public discourse is what we do.
Honest journalism served up with intuitive products.

Private Media are leaders in reaching informed audiences with objective facts that drive passionate opinion. Or is that reaching passionate audiences with informed facts that drive objective opinion? Either way, we sit at the faultline between opinion and fact, hard-hitting journalism and intuitive products.

We’ve been doing it since you had to get your mum to hang up the phone to get on the internet.

And while 2020 has been a disrupted year at the end of a disrupted decade kicking off a disrupted century for media, we have not only endured but entered a period of unprecedented growth. That’s because we have spent the last 20 years building loyal audiences, fostering deep engagement and developing the right business models to stay commercially viable.

Our portfolio

We might be a bit backwards, but we believe the media should act in the interests of its audience. And we value each of the distinct audiences our mastheads serve, be it policy professionals, entrepreneurial types or political tragics. Learn more about our publications and the audiences they serve.

AS WE GROW, WE’RE ON THE HUNT OF OUR KINDS OF PEOPLE. SO WHAT MAKES A PRIVATE MEDIA PERSON?
You're engaged and passionate about media, politics and policy.
You can improvise and make the most of every opportunity.
You're not a huge fan of hierarchy.
You're really good at what you do.
You're happy to see your ideas followed through on... immediately.
You don't want every day to be the same.
IF THAT SOUNDS LIKE YOU, DROP US A LINE OR CHECK OUT OUR CURRENT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES.

Meet some of the team

Will Hayward
Will Hayward CEO
Ai Mawdsley
Ai Mawdsley Chief Operating Officer
Kevin Cooper
Kevin Cooper Chief Growth Officer
Eric Beecher
Eric Beecher Chairman
Anthony Beinart-Smollan
Anthony Beinart-Smollan Product Manager
Anton Nilsson
Anton Nilsson Political Reporter, Crikey
Bernard Keane
Bernard Keane Politics Editor, Crikey
Cameron Wilson
Cameron Wilson Reporter, Crikey
Cassandra Leong
Cassandra Leong Campaign Manager
Charlie Lewis
Charlie Lewis Reporter, Crikey
Daanyal Saeed
Daanyal Saeed Media Reporter, Crikey
Daniel Holmes
Daniel Holmes Junior Reporter, The Mandarin
David Adams
David Adams Reporter, SmartCo
Eloise Keating
Eloise Keating News Editor, SmartCo Media
Felicity Neale
Felicity Neale Chief Production and SubEditor, The Mandarin
Gina Rushton
Gina Rushton Editor, Crikey
Jack Callil
Jack Callil Deputy Editor, Crikey
Jessica Glass
Jessica Glass Ad Operations
Jessica Testa
Jessica Testa Campaign Delivery Manager, The Mandarin
Julian Bajkowski
Julian Bajkowski Senior Reporter, The Mandarin
Justine Goss
Justine Goss Brand Partnerships Director, SmartCo
Liz Baldwin
Liz Baldwin Head of Events
Melissa Coade
Melissa Coade News Editor and Senior Reporter, The Mandarin
Mrinaal Datt
Mrinaal Datt Production and Sub-Editor, SmartCo
Peter Gearin
Peter Gearin Editor, The Mandarin
Rachel Morrissey
Rachel Morrissey Senior Developer
Renee Ellis
Renee Ellis Data and Platforms Manager
Richard Austin
Richard Austin Associate Publisher, The Mandarin
Samantha Paino
Samantha Paino People and Culture Manager
Simon Crerar
Simon Crerar Editor in Chief, SmartCo
Sophie Black
Sophie Black Editor in Chief, Crikey
Stefan Bugryn
Stefan Bugryn Sales and Partnership Manager, SmartCo
Storm Stewart
Storm Stewart Customer Service Representative
Tegan Jones
Tegan Jones Technology Reporter, SmartCo
Tom Clift
Tom Clift Production Editor, Crikey
Tiffany Vitti
Tiffany Vitti Head of Marketing
Uyen Dam
Uyen Dam Marketing Executive
Zennie McLoughlin
Zennie McLoughlin Graphic Designer
Will Hayward
Will Hayward CEO
Ai Mawdsley
Ai Mawdsley Chief Operating Officer
Kevin Cooper
Kevin Cooper Chief Growth Officer
Eric Beecher
Eric Beecher Chairman
Anthony Beinart-Smollan
Anthony Beinart-Smollan Product Manager
Anton Nilsson
Anton Nilsson Political Reporter, Crikey
Bernard Keane
Bernard Keane Politics Editor, Crikey
Cameron Wilson
Cameron Wilson Reporter, Crikey
Cassandra Leong
Cassandra Leong Campaign Manager
Charlie Lewis
Charlie Lewis Reporter, Crikey
Daanyal Saeed
Daanyal Saeed Media Reporter, Crikey
Daniel Holmes
Daniel Holmes Junior Reporter, The Mandarin
David Adams
David Adams Reporter, SmartCo
Eloise Keating
Eloise Keating News Editor, SmartCo Media
Felicity Neale
Felicity Neale Chief Production and SubEditor, The Mandarin
Gina Rushton
Gina Rushton Editor, Crikey
Jack Callil
Jack Callil Deputy Editor, Crikey
Jessica Glass
Jessica Glass Ad Operations
Jessica Testa
Jessica Testa Campaign Delivery Manager, The Mandarin
Julian Bajkowski
Julian Bajkowski Senior Reporter, The Mandarin
Justine Goss
Justine Goss Brand Partnerships Director, SmartCo
Liz Baldwin
Liz Baldwin Head of Events
Melissa Coade
Melissa Coade News Editor and Senior Reporter, The Mandarin
Mrinaal Datt
Mrinaal Datt Production and Sub-Editor, SmartCo
Peter Gearin
Peter Gearin Editor, The Mandarin
Rachel Morrissey
Rachel Morrissey Senior Developer
Renee Ellis
Renee Ellis Data and Platforms Manager
Richard Austin
Richard Austin Associate Publisher, The Mandarin
Samantha Paino
Samantha Paino People and Culture Manager
Simon Crerar
Simon Crerar Editor in Chief, SmartCo
Sophie Black
Sophie Black Editor in Chief, Crikey
Stefan Bugryn
Stefan Bugryn Sales and Partnership Manager, SmartCo
Storm Stewart
Storm Stewart Customer Service Representative
Tegan Jones
Tegan Jones Technology Reporter, SmartCo
Tom Clift
Tom Clift Production Editor, Crikey
Tiffany Vitti
Tiffany Vitti Head of Marketing
Uyen Dam
Uyen Dam Marketing Executive
Zennie McLoughlin
Zennie McLoughlin Graphic Designer

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