Fashion and lifestyle magazines Grazia Middle East, Grazia Qatar and Grazia Luxury, part of the ITP Publishing group, welcome Olivia Phillips to the role of Deputy Editor. With 10 years of experience, Olivia most recently worked as Fashion Features Editor for Emirates Woman, where she was responsible for fashion and beauty features. Previously she held positions at Stylist UK and Net-a-Porter.com and has written for You magazine, Refinery29.com and MatchesFashion.com.
Time Out Dubai, part of ITP Publishing, has welcomed Shitika Anand to the role of Section and Social Media Editor. Previously Assistant Editor for Grazia Middle East, Grazia Luxury and Grazia Qatar, Shitika has also worked for publications including PORTER magazine and Women’s Wear Daily. As Section and Social Media Editor, she will now be responsible for editing the Shopping and Body & Mind pages for the weekly entertainment guide to Dubai, as well as managing and strategising all of Time Out Dubai‘s social media accounts.
Shitika Anand, former Assistant Editor of Grazia Middle East, Grazia Arabia and Grazia Luxury, has made the move to freelance journalism. With over four years of experience, Shitika has had work featured in publications such as Women’s Wear Daily, Cosmopolitan and CNN International. She will now be available to work as a social media/digital consultant as well as for fashion, travel and lifestyle feature writing in a freelance capacity.
“Working with the incredible Grazia Middle East team has been a delight,” says Shitika. “I’ve had the opportunity to interview some of the greatest talents in the fashion and food industry and write some of the best stories of my career yet. I’m very excited to take all my skills into the world of freelance and I look forward to writing for other publications and collaborating with brands on a digital and print platform.”
ITP Publishing Group has welcomed Kate Hutchinson to the role of Deputy Editor, Grazia Middle East, Grazia Arabia and Grazia Luxury. Joining the team from Sydney, Australia where she was Editor of Peninsula Living and North Shore Living at Active Networks and, prior, writing for Grazia Australia Kate boasts over 10 years of experience in print publishing. In her new role, Kate will be supporting Grazia Editor-in-Chief Alison Tay to produce the fashion titles.
Alison Towle has been promoted to Advertising Director of the Grazia Middle East Group. Having joined ITP Publishing in 2012 for the launch of OK! Middle East as Senior Sales Manager, Alison was most recently Group Advertising Manager for Grazia Middle East. In her new role, Alison heads up the sales team across Grazia Middle East, Grazia Qatar, Grazia Luxury, Grazia Bahrain, Grazia Style Awards and Grazia Fest.