MEDIA: Nixon in New Woman role

The recruitment merry-go-round on celebrity and entertainment titles continued this week with Rosie Nixon's move to Emap's New Woman, where she plans to 'up the celeb count' in her new role as entertainment editor.

Nixon moved from stablemate Bliss, where she was celebrity editor, to replace Cath Rapley, who has become senior editor at IPC's InStyle. Rapley covers celebrity and entertainment at InStyle, a position last occupied by Lisa Smosarski, now editor of Emap's Smash Hits.

Nixon, who reports to New Woman editor Sarah Cremer, said lifestyle and fashion PROs could be particularly helpful in her new role. 'It is about any link with celebrities. If it is glamorous enough, we can build something around it. From fashion PROs I am keen to find out designer names of clothes they are wearing, as well as accessories. Also, trends - if a particular beauty product is popular with a number of people, for example.'

She is also responsible for New Woman's Celebrity Spy section, which encompasses lifestyle as well as fashion, beauty and trends.

'If any PROs for restaurants and bars have celebs who are regular visitors to their places, that might be something for Celeb Spot. We are aiming at the Hollywood A-list. I am less interested in pop,' Nixon said.

It is believed that more editorial changes are planned for the summer at New Woman.

Nixon moved to Bliss after the closure of Celebrity Looks, where she held the post of features editor. She has also worked on a number of teenage and younger girl titles, including a stint as editor of Barbie magazine.

Meanwhile Bliss has appointed Katie Masters, formerly commissioning editor at Bella, to the newly-created role of features editor. The title, which is aimed at teenage girls, is also looking for a replacement for Nixon and for fashion editor Karen Crook, who quit to join IPC SouthBank's Wedding and Home as fashion and beauty director (PRWeek, 4 April).

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