The Quidditch Post is delighted to unveil Abigail "Abby" Whiteley as the new UK Editor. Whiteley has significant experience of quidditch journalism through her work with QuidditchUK Media, as well as her pieces for the Quidditch Post, and her phenomenally successful blog posts about the sport. She also possesses a great deal of expertise and knowledge about the UK quidditch community, and will be utilising these traits as she creates a permanent content-producing base for the Quidditch Post in the UK.
Abigail Whiteley joins the Quidditch Post as our new UK Editor.
"I’m thrilled to be working with the Quidditch Post to help shape the media coverage of quidditch in the UK," Whiteley said. "I think that the media is a hugely important aspect of what makes our community and the way we relate to one another and the sport, so I really appreciate the opportunity to shape a department of this scale, and look forward to producing a wide range of exciting material for a rapidly growing audience."
Newly appointed co-Chief Operating Officer Jack Lennard explained the Quidditch Post’s enthusiasm to have appointed Whiteley. "Abigail is a hugely professional and respected writer in the UK, and is exactly the kind of stellar talent that the Quidditch Post will be consistently attracting," said Lennard. "Abigail is the perfect candidate to establish the Quidditch Post as the leading source of quidditch media in the UK through her unparalleled leadership and management skills, and we expect this to set a trend of massive talents carrying the Quidditch Post torch forward in communities that have previously been neglected by other media outlets. We are incredibly excited to work with Abigail, and are very much looking forward to seeing her turn our shared vision for the Quidditch Post brand into a reality in the UK."
Whiteley will also be standing in as interim Continental Europe Editor until a strong candidate becomes available, managing coverage from Continental Europe over the next couple of months as the region builds toward both the 2015 European Quidditch Cup and the European Games.
As Editor, Whiteley hopes to see the establishment of a department which can boast of comprehensive and insightful coverage of UK quidditch, providing analytical pieces dealing with a broad range of topics. Features of this new department will include prosaic commentary to accompany analysis of specific events, with a sharpening focus on the evolution of the sport and issues facing the UK as a community. Whiteley will also seek to expand the Quidditch Post’s coverage from written material to other forms of media too, giving people an opportunity to engage with the sport through podcasts, video footage and analysis, and so on, in order to provide a more rounded perspective on quidditch in the UK.
The Quidditch Post is still looking for someone to fill the position of Continental Europe Editor and are always looking for writers, analysts, and contributors in other areas (including the UK team), so please do fill in this form if you are interested in joining us.