New editor for The Cairns Post

A 20-year veteran of Mackay’s Daily Mercury, Jennifer Spilsbury, has been named editor of The Cairns Post by News Corp Australia.

Ms Spilsbury began her career at the Mercury as a reporter, before going on to work as a chief sub-editor, news director, deputy editor and becoming the paper’s first female editor in 2010.

New Cairns Post editor Jennifer Spilsbury

New Cairns Post editor Jennifer Spilsbury

News Corp Australia group editorial director Campbell Reid said Ms Spilsbury would bring “the true understanding of a born-and-bred local” to the role.

“I am also pleased that with Jen’s appointment, three of News Corp’s five regional daily newspapers are now edited by women,” he said.

Ms Spilsbury said: “Having lived in North Queensland my whole life I know the things that are important to those who live here.”

She begins her new role at the end of April.

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