Mark Forbes has been appointed editor-in-chief of The Age and The Sunday Age after acting in the role following the departure of Andrew Holden.
Mr Forbes has been with Fairfax Media for more than a decade and served previously as The Age’s news director for three years.
Mr Holden resigned as Fairfax announced a major editorial restructure of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald which saw the responsibilities of the news directors taken on by the paper’s editors and substantially expanded topic editor roles.
Fairfax editorial director Sean Aylmer described Mr Forbes as an outstanding journalist “with a keen news sense and belief in quality reporting”.
Prior to working as news director, Mr Forbes served as deputy editor then editor of The Sunday Age between 2009 and 2013.
Under his watch, The Sunday Age was named the Asia-Pacific’s Sunday newspaper of the year in the 2012 PANPA awards.
Mr Forbes also has worked with Channel Seven and Four Corners.
The Age recently won eight awards at the Melbourne’s Press Club’s annual Quill Awards, held in March.
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