Ex-Man Repeller managing editor joins Junkee Media

Junkee Media is excited to announce it has appointed Gyan Yankovich as managing editor, according to reports by mumbrella.

Yankovich was previously managing editor at Man Repeller, while living in New York, as well as senior editor of Buzzfeed. She has also worked at Buzzfeed Australia and Are Media.

“I’ve been a long-time reader and fan of Junkee, Punkee, and AWOL and am incredibly excited to be part of this new chapter for the company,” said Yankovich.

“I learnt a lot during my three years in New York, and am so excited to bring that knowledge to Junkee Media, and the young Australians who trust us to consistently deliver them clever, relatable, and inspiring content. I’m thrilled to be joining such an innovative and talented team, and can’t wait to see what we can achieve together.”

The move comes following Rob Stott’s promotion to editorial director.

“I’m so excited to have Gyan taking the reins at Junkee Media. She brings a wealth of experience to the role, and will be an incredible leader as we embark on an exciting new phase for the business,” said Stott.

“Gyan has a proven track record of creating exciting, engaging content that youth audiences love, and she’ll be an incredible asset as we explore new and innovative ways to reach young Australians via the Junkee Network in 2021 and beyond."