MEDIA: Select plucks chief from mixmag

Music magazine Select has picked Alexis Petridis to take on the editor’s role after the decision of John Harris to step down last month (PR Week, 19 November).

Music magazine Select has picked Alexis Petridis to take on the

editor’s role after the decision of John Harris to step down last month

(PR Week, 19 November).



Petridis started his career at specialist dance music title mixmag,

working his way up from work experience shifts to be features editor and

then deputy editor during his three years there.



More recently, Petridis has been writing on a freelance basis for titles

including Q, the Daily Telegraph, the Evening Standard and Mojo, as well

as remaining an associate editor at mixmag.



’My first priority will be to look closely at what Select will stand for

in the 21st century,’ said Petridis.



’By definition that means reassessing the nature of alternative music,’

he added, ’broadening the scope of the title’s music policy and

reaffirming its commitment to discovering new acts.’



Reporting to editor-in-chief Mark Ellen, and to publishing director

Jerry Perkins, Petridis will takes up his post on 13 December.



Harris is leaving Select after three years in the editor’s chair in

order to pursue a writing career. He will continue to write for Select

on a freelance basis, as well as working for titles such as Q and the

Independent.



Select reported a circulation figure of 58,234 for the six months from

January to July 1999.



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