GameSpot Australia doesn’t have a particularly high turnover of writers, so it’s surprising to see mainstay Laura Parker move on.
Parker has been with GameSpot Australia for five years, currently holding a role as Associate Editor, and has previously been celebrated in the MCV Pacific 30 Under 30, was the winner of the inaugural MCV Pacific Award for Journalist of the Year, has been nominated for the Walkley Foundation Young Australian Journalist of the Year Award, and was both a winner and nominee of the IT Journo Award for Best Gaming Journalist.
“I’m really sad to leave GameSpot,” Parker told MCV. “It’s been my home for the last five years and I’ve learned so much from Randolph, Dan, and the entire team.”
“But I’ve always wanted to live in New York, and this feels like the right time in my career to make the move. I’m excited about the new adventures and opportunities that lie ahead.”
Parker plans to continue to freelance for GameSpot once she arrived in the United States, while pursuing other avenues.
Dan Chiappini, Editor of GameSpot AU, added: “We’re a small, tight-knit crew, so it’s always hard to see someone leave. Laura has been an integral part of GameSpot, and we wish her all the best in the future.”
There is no word yet on whether or not this will yield an opening at GameSpot.
Parker’s last day at GameSpot Australia will be this Friday 5th April.