Edipresse Asia is on the hunt for a new managing editor for its Hong Kong Tatler and Macau Tatler editions, following the departure of Daniel Jeffreys.
After just four months in the chair, editor-in-chief Sean Fitzpatrick said Jeffreys tendered his resignation and served out his last day on 7 December.
Jeffreys, former SCMP editor, joined Edipresse in August to manage its highly prized publications Hong Kong Tatler and Macau Tatler, overseeing editorial content, managing its team of editors and ensuring the budget of both magazines remained intact.
Fitzpatrick described Jeffreys as a talented writer but said the managerial experience Edipresse demanded was not suited to his ambitions. He added Jeffreys oversaw four issues, including an annual edition.
“It was quick, but extremely productive,” Fitzpatrick said. “We thank him the effort he put in.”
As for Hong Kong and Macau Tatler, Fitzpatrick said it was business as usual and a hunt for a new managing editor was underway.