NY Post Editor Bound For Australia To “Benefit” News Corp Papers

Australian based News Corp. publications are in the midst of an important period of transition, according to the company C.E.O. Robert Thompson. Today it has been revealed that one of Rupert Murdoch’s main media minions, Colin “Col” Allan, will temporarily relinquish his role as Editor-In-Chief of American tabloid the New York Post and head to Australia to provide “extra editorial leadership” for News Corp’s papers Down Under (The Australian, The Herald Sun and The Daily Telegraph, among others).

The story broke when NY-centric news website the Capital published an internal company memo signed by Robert Thomson, in which he described the Australian newspapers as facing “a particularly challenging time”.

“I have asked Col Allan, Editor-in-Chief of the New York Post, to spend the next two or three months working with Kim Williams [Australian News Corp. C.E.O.] and providing extra editorial leadership for our papers, which are in the midst of an important period of transition in our key markets,” Mr Thomson says in the memo.

“It will be invaluable for our papers in Australia to have the benefit of his insight, expertise and talent.”

Before beginning his Editor tenure at The Post in 2001, Australian born and raised Allan did terms as the editor in chief of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph, is a notorious piss-sinker and served the role of “that guy” who lured the then-aspiring Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd into a den of sin during a 2007 U.S. junket.

Hopefully The Post’s section for flimsy celebrity gossip, Page Six, can cope while its chief overlord is here assisting the local News Corp. papers change their editorial direction to be more like Buzzfeed (Robert Thomson’s noted favourite news source). More articles about “12 Corgis Dressed In People Clothes That Restore Your Faith In Humanity” certainly aren’t a bad thing…

Via Capital.