Country for PR: United States
Contributor: PR Newswire New York
Wednesday, September 27 2017 - 09:00
AsiaNet
Wikia, Inc. Names Jeremy 'Junglist' Ray as New FANDOM Managing Editor, Australia
SYDNEY, Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Wikia, Inc. today announced the hiring of noted entertainment media veteran 
Jeremy 'Junglist' Ray as FANDOM (http://www.fandom.com/) Managing Editor, 
Australia. This new role launches FANDOM's content plans for the key Australian 
market. FANDOM is a global entertainment media brand driven by the mission to 
make fans better fans. It has a worldwide audience of more than 180 million 
monthly uniques*. 

Logo - https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/562011/Fandom_2017_logo_horiz_V1.jpg

"Jeremy joining the FANDOM team is a significant step for our brand," said 
Chief Content Officer Dorth Raphaely. "Australia is an important market for us 
and for entertainment fans. While it's our ultimate goal to develop a localized 
edition here, we must first have a content leader in-market. I'm thrilled that 
Jeremy is serving in the pivotal role of managing editor to kick off this 
effort. His unique voice and expertise will not only set the foundation for 
FANDOM in Australia, but elevate our global content."

Based in FANDOM's Sydney office, Ray will serve as the content head for 
Australia, with a focus on gaming. He will also extend FANDOM's news cycle to 
feature 24-hour worldwide coverage. Ray brings more than 11 years of experience 
as an award-winning writer, video producer and video game critic to FANDOM. He 
is known for launching the popular video series "Good Game" for the Australian 
Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and "5-inch Floppy" for Telstra. He most 
recently was a contributor for leading video game and lifestyle outlets Kotaku, 
Game Informer, Gizmodo, and Lifehacker. 

"I'm very excited about joining FANDOM at this important juncture," said Ray. 
"I look forward to bringing my creativity and deep passion for entertainment, 
and games in particular, to further develop FANDOM as a daily destination for 
fans in Australia as well as around the world."  

Ray's appointment is the latest content milestone for FANDOM. Recently, the 
brand launched a redesign inclusive of a comprehensive stream and feed-based 
user experience. On October 3, 2017, FANDOM will release an app for iOS and 
Android, which will allow fans to seamlessly follow their favorite fandoms.

For more information about FANDOM, visit: www.fandom.com and @getfandom.

*Quantcast 2017

About Wikia, Inc.:

Launched in 2006 by co-founder Jimmy Wales, Wikia, Inc. is a digital media 
company comprised of FANDOM, a global entertainment media brand powered by fan 
passion, and Wikia.org, an advocacy and charitable entity. 

Driven by a mission to make fans better fans, FANDOM is a home to explore, 
contribute to and celebrate the world of pop culture through comprehensive 
fan-expert knowledge, news and feature-based multiplatform content, and 
discussion. 

Available at www.fandom.com, FANDOM has a global audience of over 180 million 
monthly uniques (Quantcast 2017) and represents more than 385,000 communities 
and 50 million pages of content, including videos. 

FANDOM operates internationally with offices in San Francisco, New York, Los 
Angeles, Chicago, London, Sydney, Germany, Singapore and Poland.

Press Contact:
Nikki Flynn
nflynn@fandom.com

SOURCE: FANDOM