Charis Palmer joins Refraction Media as its new Managing Editor

March 21, 2023

Refraction Media, Australia’s leading STEM media company, has recently appointed Charis Palmer Managing Editor. 

Refraction Media, Australia’s leading STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) media company, has recently appointed Charis Palmer as its new Managing Editor. 

Joining the company with 20 years experience in journalism and publishing, Charis is a highly sought-after specialist in technology, media and startups, who holds a particular expertise in focussing on breaking down complex information for general and business audiences. 

She has managed teams of journalists in roles including Chief of Staff and Head of Digital Strategy for The Conversation, CEO of Schwartz Pro – an experiment in business journalism for policymakers, and Asia Pacific Editor at 360info, a regional wire agency with content written by researchers. 

“We interviewed some excellent candidates for this unique hands-on role and Charis’ experience and passion for STEM won us over,” says Refraction Media co-founder Heather Catchpole. “We’re looking forward to working with Charis and taking our flagship title CareerswithSTEM.com to the next level.”

Refraction Media works closely with organisations such as Google, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, ANSTO and the National Careers Institute as well as most Australian universities and federal and state government agencies to spearhead a popular STEM careers platform for high school students and graduates, as well as deliver strategy and insights into the future of work, research and innovation.  

“The common goal of both Refraction Media and our clients is to inspire a smarter future where everyone has access to the exciting STEM jobs of the future,” says Karen Taylor-Brown, Refraction Media co-founder. 

Careers with STEM is a multiplatform careers inspiration hub that reaches 1 million students a year through a combination of digital and print media delivered directly to Australian secondary schools and universities, events, online career quizzes and videos. 

“By connecting with students as they are making critical career choices, Careers with STEM challenges stereotypes, celebrates diversity and showcases a myriad of career pathways,” says Karen Taylor-Brown

Careers with STEM is an integral part of a successful employer branding strategy and a talent pipeline builder. 

Charis will join Refraction Media’s leadership team bringing her news nouse and client solutions model to our customers. 

Karen Taylor-Brown and Heather Catchpole, co-founders, Refraction Media

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