An Exciting Chapter – The Local Project’s Editorial Team Expands

Words by Millie Thwaites
Photography by Joel Pratley
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In exciting news for The Local Project’s editorial team, we are thrilled to welcome David Meagher as Managing Editor and Virginia Jen as Editor. These important additions mark the beginning of an encouraging next chapter and signify our continued commitment to creating exceptional editorial content.

David, a celebrated journalist, editor and author, has stepped in to lead the editorial team. His impressive 20-year track record in print and digital media and breadth of industry experience – which includes spearheading various Australian titles and authoring four non-fiction books – paired with his calming presence and warm nature bring a dynamic and valuable layer to our team.

We are also fortunate to welcome Virginia. Her nearly 10 years in publishing, nuanced understanding of design and vibrant spirit make her a brilliant fit. In addition, Deborah Cooke, who boasts 30 years of industry experience, has joined the team as Partnerships Editor with a focus on our valued clients. We also look forward to welcoming our longstanding Head of Editorial, Rose Onans, back in late 2024 when she returns from maternity leave.

With more than 50 years of combined experience in media and publishing, David, Virginia and Deborah represent an important evolution for The Local Project. As Founder and Director Aidan Anderson comments, “the breadth of David, Virginia and Deborah’s combined experience will allow us to continue to offer editorial content of the highest standard to our growing audience throughout Australia, New Zealand and North America.” He adds: “we have some incredibly exciting projects and changes lined up for 2024 and beyond, and we can’t wait to work on these developments with them.”

This significant step forward indicates our dedication to celebrating the architecture and design community through considered and intuitive storytelling. We are thrilled to welcome these three talented individuals to our team and look forward to sharing this next phase with you all – our valued readers.