Preparations for the launch of Ten Network's new mobile-optimised 'tendaily' website have moved ahead with the appointment of Mel Cornford as managing editor.
The standalone website, which promises short-form video with premium entertainment, lifestyle, opinion news and sport content, is set to launch "this year".
Cornford has been project lead on tendaily since joining the network in 2016, and joins Lisa Wilkinson who was appointed executive editor earlier this year. Previously she spent more than ten years working in digital editorial production, content, commercial, strategy and staff management, most recently as head of Yahoo7's lifestyle, entertainment and travel division. She has also held senior editorial roles at News Corp Australia, including online editor of body+soul and senior digital producer at Vogue Australia.
Liz Baldwin, digital general manager of Network Ten - which was acquired by CBS last year - says the appointments deliver "an impressive editorial team dedicated to bringing a fresh entertainment and news brand to Australians everywhere".
"This is such an incredible time for Network Ten and I'm thrilled to be leading the team to launch our new digital platform."