Departing Australian media editor Stephen Brook is set to embrace a new gig as a writer on the newspaper’s glossy “travel and luxury lifestyle” magazine WishThe Oz‘s media section reported Brook’s exit last week to a “senior writing role”, but failed to disclose its exact focus. He is making way for News Limited favourite son Nick Tabakoff, who is returning to his old stomping ground from The Daily Telegraph.

Brook was hired amid great fanfare last April from The Guardian‘s respected Media Guardian site, where he was once deputy editor.  However, insiders at The Oz pointed out the local media terrain varies wildly from Brook’s adopted home. A lot had changed since Brook initially left The Oz to travel and write overseas in 2003, they said. Brook told Crikey this morning the Wish posting was not yet confirmed.

Peter Fray

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