Bauer Media has appointed Sarah Oakes to lead its premium brand Australian Gourmet Traveller.
During her more than 17-year career in publishing, Oakes has worked on launching, editing and growing women’s lifestyle brands across print and digital. For the past year she has been living in Washington DC, writing for a variety of Australian and US publications.
As the founding editor of Fairfax Media’s women’s website Daily Life, she exceeded audience targets and established nationally recognised initiatives during her three-year tenure. Prior to the Daily Life, she was editor-in-chief of Fairfax’s Sunday Life section for two years. Oakes returns to Bauer after editing Cleo from 2008 to 2010 and has held editor roles at Pacific Magazines.
Deputy editor Pat Nourse has been promoted to managing editor and will serve as acting editor of Gourmet Traveller until Oakes starts in the role in May.