Alex Brooks has experience editing and publishing lifestyle magazines in Australia, working for small and large publishers.
Alex was a freelance editor on Sunday Life magazine as well as contributing stories to the Sunday newspaper colour supplement under the editorship of Alison Boleyn. She also freelanced for House & Garden magazine, producing one-off specials and a regular monthly column called The Green House.
Alex was contributing publisher to G magazine, a green lifestyle magazine published by Luna Media, which was owned by Chief Scientist Alan Finkel. Alex launched www.gmagazine.com.au online in 2008.
Alex worked with Australian Women’s Weekly to produce an outdoor series with garden designer Jamie Durie.
She was the Sydney launch editor of City Weekly, a colour glossy free magazine circulated to commuters and city workers. The publication was initially launched in a joint venture between Havas and Text Media.
Alex edited teenage glossy Girlfriend for Pacific Publications, before moving over to Emap where she worked on launching new titles in the women’s market. Alex launched Minx magazine, which was closed down after four issues when Emap bought New Woman magazine.
Alex then became publisher of Emap’s youth titles, which included Smash Hits, Barbie magazine and Kerrang.