ACM reinforces poaching of real estate game Jen Melocco from Domain
Australian Community Media (ACM) has announced several appointments and promotions, including Jen Melocco as National Director of Real Estate Information.
Melocco joins ACM from Domain, where she previously worked as Editor of Domain Magazine with ACM President Antony Catalano. Catalano left the company in January 2018.
In May 2019, Catalano told Mumbrella that he was not building a rival with Domain, although in October of last year ACM announced a joint venture with realestate.com.au, ending its relationship. with Domain. Melocco said she was excited to “build the role that we [ACM] play in the media space of the property ”.
“Having worked with Executive Chairman Antony Catalano during his time at Domain, I was looking forward to playing a role in the company he runs,” she said. “I saw first-hand what he can achieve by combining a publishing business with a real estate portal and I am inspired by his vision for this business. My role will cover ACM and realestateview.com.au assets and I look forward to building the role we play in the real estate media space.
Rod Quinn, Editorial Director of ACM, said, “Jen brings a wealth of real estate experience across the country. As we seek to grow our real estate audiences and penetrate more markets, Jen will provide the perfect balance of quality journalism and leadership to a growing real estate team.
Other appointments to ACM’s editorial staff include Karen Barlow as chief political correspondent in April, joining the Canberra Times. Barlow has had a 25-year career as a journalist, including stints at ABC and SBS.
Barlow said, “Canberra is my home and federal politics is my life. The Canberra Times has a deserved reputation for independent, determined and professional journalism that I am committed to continuing. “
In the Sales team, Anna Hosking has been promoted to Commercial Director – National Sales, Nathan Soulsby has joined as Sales Director – National Sales NSW, Sam Westaway has joined as National Director of Customer Solutions and Angela Haydon has been promoted sales manager – VIC national sales.
Sharon Fritter, ACM’s Chief Revenue Officer, said she was “excited” to bring quality talent to ACM.
“It’s a testament to the business we’re building that we can attract such high caliber people,” she said. “The mission of the Commercial Division is to grow our customers’ businesses through creative and knowledge-driven multimedia solutions and I am confident that the changes and additions we are announcing today allow us to deliver on this promise. “
In the ACM Marketing team, Sally Roscholl has also joined as Head of Business Marketing, reporting to ACM Marketing Director Paul Tyrell.
Tyrell said, “It’s great that someone with Sally’s experience is joining the company as we plan to significantly increase ACM’s presence in the market. Sally’s role will affect all parts of the business, including domestic sales, corporate sales, agriculture and real estate.