Wikia, Inc. has today announced the hiring of noted entertainment media veteran Jeremy ‘Junglist’ Ray as FANDOM Managing Editor, Australia.
The new role launches FANDOM’s content plans for the key Australian market.
“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,, FANDOM will release an app for iOS and Android, which will allow fans to seamlessly follow their favorite fandoms.