24.com's Roper moving to M&G
Chris Roper, editor-in-chief of 24.com is to become editor in charge of digital media products at Mail & Guardian, Nic Dawes, M&G editor-in-chief said on Twitter, yesterday, Monday, 8 June 2009.
Roper is a former editor-in-chief of Tiscali World Online, portal manager at MWeb and MWeb Africa, and editor of Social Media at 24.com and is currently editor-in-chief of 24.com. He was previously consulting editor to SL, Cape editor for Y magazine, arts correspondent for Mail & Guardian, editor of Obrigado, and a monthly columnist for Style, Drive Out, Shape and Best Life.
He's received two Mondi award nominations, including one Mondi silver Features Award for Cosmo Man, and several Pica awards. The new position will take him from Cape Town to Johannesburg.
Roper will take up his new post at the beginning of August.