Annelien Dean, editor of People’s Post since it was bought from Simone and Joe Frylinck by Media 24 in 2004, will be leaving this month for a new position in Media 24. Feroza Miller-Isaacs, editorial team leader at People’s Post, has been appointed acting editor in the interim.
Annelien, a resident of Fish Hoek, has headed up People’s Post for seven years – a period of time that saw the single edition publication expand into ten separate editions published into ten separate communities in the southern suburbs.
“It is very difficult to leave People’s Post,” Annelien says. “I love the newspaper and I love the work we do. If I could do two jobs and always be with People’s Post, I would! But I have to leave the newspaper in the very good care of a fantastic and passionate team as I move on to a new challenge.”
Annelien has been appointed editorial publisher of the Gazette group of newspapers in the Boland Newspaper Group, a business unit within Media 24 – as People’s Post is. She will be working from the Boland Newspaper Group’s head office in Somerset West but will be commuting to Somerset West during the initial months of her new position.
In her new role, Annelien will be responsible for the business performance of the Gazette newspapers – also a grouping of community newspapers – and it is for this challenge of being held responsible for business performance that she is moving on.
“People’s Post will always hold the dearest place in my heart. I truly love the publication and the people it serves. But I know it is in very good hands and I know the community will still be served with commitment by the newspaper’s staff.”
Feroza Miller-Isaacs, the acting editor of the publication, can be mailed at Feroza.firstname.lastname@example.org or phoned on 021 713 9440.
Annelien’s insight into local and national affairs and her intelligent and sensitive commentary has made her a well-liked and respected member of the Scenic South community. We will miss her and wish her well in her new position and much happiness as she settles in Somerset West.