Jazz has a long history with the company. He was a CAR bursary winner while studying Journalism at Stellenbosch University. This led to an internship with Getaway, where he proved to be a talented writer and photographer. He then moved on to Men’s Health as Features Editor and later joined the marketing team for Red Bull before taking the leap of faith into freelancing – until RamsayMedia snapped him up again, this time for Ride.
The contract to publish Ride was awarded to RamsayMedia in November 2011 and marked the first consumer contract title in its Custom Publishing stable. Since then the brand has seen steady growth. Jazz’s appointment signals plans for significant development of the title.
"Jazz will be driving the online development and expansion of the brand, starting with the launch of the Ride blog site in July. He's a young, energetic go-getter who eats, sleeps and breathes cycling, so he fits in perfectly," said Robyn Daly, Custom Publishing group editor.
“He has a special writing and photographic talent as well as valuable marketing experience to add to the team, and we are delighted to welcome him on board,” she said. "In Custom Publishing, it's people who make brands sing.”
“Ride is poised for some big things," enthused Jazz, "and I'm looking forward to being part of them."