Bauer Media today announced the appointment of Joanna Hunkin as Editor of Australia’s
leading premium food, wine and travel magazine, Gourmet Traveller. Joanna will join the
publishing powerhouse on 2 September 2019.
Hunkin brings 15 years of experience working in multi-platform journalism across digital, print
and broadcast for some of New Zealand’s largest media organisations. She has spent the
past five years as Head of Entertainment and Lifestyle for New Zealand’s largest media
organisation, NZME, overseeing all print and digital content across verticals. In addition,
Joanna also led the successful launch of New Zealand Herald’s new lifestyle magazine Be
Well, while continuing to edit the weekly entertainment magazine TimeOut.
Prior to NZME, Hunkin spent over four years as a general news reporter for New Zealand’s
most watched television news offering, One News, where she acquired extensive experience
in broadcast journalism.
Sally Eagle, General Manager: Publishing at Bauer Media Australia said: “Joanna’s wealth of
experience in broadcast, print and digital makes her the ideal candidate to take the helm at
Gourmet Traveller. The brand continues to engage with its dedicated and passionate
audience across all platforms, so her experience with cross-platform channels will be hugely
“Joanna’s energy, passion, and vision for the brand are both infectious and exciting. We’re
delighted by her appointment and look forward to seeing the magazine flourish under her
As a testament to her stellar career in journalism, Joanna was named a finalist for the
Editorial Executive of the Year Award at the 2019 Voyager Media Awards in New Zealand.
Joanna Hunkin said: “I am beyond thrilled to be joining the Gourmet Traveller team, having
long admired the brand as a food-obsessed reader. The opportunity to build on the
magazine’s already sterling reputation and connect with more readers is a challenge that fills
me with both excitement and anticipation. It is a privilege to be the next editor of Gourmet
Traveller and to lead the team into 2020 and beyond.”
Sally concluded: “I’d like to take this opportunity to also thank Amy Reedy, who stepped into
the Acting Editor role for Gourmet Traveller late last year. She has been a great asset to
Bauer and the brand, and we wish her every success for the future.”