Cuthbert to join Pantera Press; Bell on parental leave
Pantera Press is thrilled to announce that Kate Cuthbert will join our team in the newly created position of Editorial Director, for a 14-month contract role starting 19 January 2022. Managing Editor Lucy Bell will be on parental leave from 31 January 2022.
Cuthbert brings to our team a wealth of experience having led a long career working in Publishing, Libraries and the Arts. She was previously the Managing Editor at Escape Publishing and most recently Program Manager at Writers Victoria.
‘I’ve long admired Pantera’s vision for publishing, and I’m very much looking forward to joining the Pantera Press team.’
CEO Alison Green said, ‘We’re delighted to welcome Kate to the Pantera Press team in this newly created role of Editorial Director. We’ve admired Kate’s passion and contribution to the industry over the last many years and are excited about what she can bring to our team in terms of leadership as well as strategy and support for our publishers and editors as we continue to grow.’
Pantera Press was recently named the #1 2020 Nielsen BookScan Heatseeker, an award recognising short-term and long-term growth, and shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards Small Publisher of the Year 2021. 2020 was the fourth consecutive year of Heatseeker recognition for Pantera Press and also Pantera’s debut on the BookScan Top 10 Australian Indie Publishers list.