Boycott tipped to lead IoS
Esquire editor Rosie Boycott is being tipped to replace Peter Wilby as
editor of the Independent on Sunday. Wilby, who has been editor for 18
months, told staff on Tuesday that he would be leaving. Boycott has no
newspaper experience, and is best known as the launch editor of Spare
Sugar seeks new editor
Sugar, Attic Futura’s teen title, is looking for a new editor following
the promotion of launch editor Joanne Elvin to managing editor of the
title. ‘We’re stepping up a few activities on Sugar, this will give me
more time to pursue those,’ said Elvin.
Virgin to provide analysis
Virgin Radio claims to be the first station to offer a full post
campaign analysis for promotions. It offers computerised transmission
certificates for presenter live reads, monitoring of the number of call
attempts and a compilation tape of the promotion on-air.
T3 counts down to launch
T3, Future Publishing’s monthly title aimed at ‘boys who love gadgets’,
will launch on 17 October. Edited by Steve Jarratt, former editor of
Official Playstation,T3 will feature reviews and articles about subjects
from the latest hi-fi equipment, to cameras.
Abbott moves at Computer Arts
Meanwhile Future has announced the promotion of Rob Abbott from arts
editor to editor of the bi-monthly Computer Arts magazine. He replaces
launch editor Mark Higham, now editor of Dennis Publishing’s Escape.
Cubitt takes on vegetarian title
BBC Magazines has named Gilly Cubitt, a former editor of Essentials, as
editor of BBC Vegetarian Good Food magazine. Cubitt joined this week
with a brief to expand its non-vegetarian readership.
New guide to business press
Business Magazines Week (14-18 October) sees the launch of a new guide
to the business press by the Periodical Publishers Association. A
collaboration between the PPA, BRAD and a trade magazine, the guide will
provide case studies, data and listings for media planners.