MEDIA: Pulse poaches Johnson from rival mag

Pulse, the weekly for GPs, is to have its first new editor for a quarter of a century. Phil Johnson, currently group editor of Reed Business Information's Doctor and Hospital Doctor, will take up the post on 2 September.

He will work with former editor Howard Griffiths, who took up the Pulse editorship in 1978 and is promoted to editor-in-chief with immediate effect. Both report to publisher Fergus Wilson.

Johnson said it was too early to say much about his appointment, but told PRWeek: 'Part of my brief is to raise the profile of Pulse.'

Persuading Johnson to move to Doctor's rival is seen as a coup for CMP Information, which publishes Pulse. Wilson said: 'This is very much a star signing for CMPI. Phil Johnson has a very high media profile, including TV appearances and regular quotes in the nationals and on radio.'

Wilson told PRWeek that Griffiths would continue to play a key role in the development of the respected 41,900-circulation magazine. 'Howard will be less involved in the editing of Pulse and more involved in our strategic position,' he said.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Already registered?
Sign in